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Get Your Gamble On with Pot Limit Omaha

Published on September 07, 2010 at 15:52
Written By Gavin Carter
Get Your Gamble On with Pot Limit Omaha

Pot Limit Omaha is arguably the most fun and entertaining poker game around if you are looking for lots of action and gamble.

Omaha is played in much the same way as Texas Hold’em except you are dealt four cards in your hand instead of two.  From then on, the game pretty much plays out the same way with a flop, turn and river being dealt as normal.  At the end of the hand, you must use two cards and exactly two cards from your dealt hand to go with three cards on the board.  The similarities in play to Hold’em make Omaha is an easy game to get into and learn without much practice.

Want to know just why this game is so much fun?  Imagine getting four cards in Hold’em instead of two, and think about the multiple hand combinations and draws that you can flop with four cards.  This opens a whole new door on the wild and crazy world of poker!

Omaha games play much looser and the pots are much bigger than Hold’em.  The amount of action generated on the flop creates a gambler’s paradise that favors the bold and daring who are willing to get all the money in and let the cards fall as they may.

If you are tired of the same old Hold’em grind with tight players lacking any sort of gamble then it may be time to try Omaha and rediscover your love for poker today.

There are also some great half stacked Omaha games offered at both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker where everyone at the table buys in for half the normal amount creating a table where people are willing to play exciting poker and only risk half a stack on a hand. 

This is a great way to get your feet wet and get a feel for the game without having to risk an entire stack as you learn.  Most of the players in the half stacked games are just there to have fun and gamble. 

Pot Limit Omaha is quickly overtaking No Limit Hold’em as the high stakes game of choice for the best players in the world at the Full Tilt Poker tables.  It has become the game of choice when top pros such as Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond face off. 

You can check out the high stakes Pot Limit Omaha games on Full Tilt Poker for free and watch millions of dollars change hands.  When you open an account, don’t forget to sign up for our awesome 27% rakeback deal and $600 sign up bonus!

If you want to play Omaha at PokerStars, we also offer a great $600 bonus and exclusive VIP membership when you sign up through our site to help you get started.