How To Play Omaha Poker

Why do folks play Omaha poker? I dunno really, I mean it’s like Texas Hold ‘em only without the thinking. Folks pretty much just keep bedding and don’t really know what they’ve got. At any rate, if you wanna learn how to play Omaha it can be explained in just a few easy steps.

What you do is get four cards. Doesn’t matter much what they are because nobody really looks at them anyway. Next, they put three cards on the board. It doesn’t matter what they are because nobody really pays any attention to the flop either. Then one more card for the turn and another one for the river. Same betting scenario as before. Doesn’t really matter much what they are, except, for a few of the players that may have “cheated” and looked at their hole cards. These players may now fold if they have absolutely no outs. (Mostly bad sports.) Now, at the showdown, everybody turns over their cards and helps the dealer figure out who has the best hand. You MUST play two cards out of your hand so this usually takes a while and the winning hand is usually found out after a little bit of searching by all of the players and a partially confused dealer. The dealer now pushes the pot to the wrong player and everybody yells at him and he smiles glibly and says, “Oh yeah, sorry” and then sends it in the right direction. Then, after all of that excitement dies down, everybody lets out a collective sigh of relief and gets ready to wind up and do it all over again.

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