The origin of Omaha is unknown but Robert Turner first brought Omaha into a casino setting when he introduced it to Bill Boyd, who later offered it as a game in the Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas. It was originally called ‘Nugget Hold’em’. Omaha is largely played as ‘Pot Limit’ due to the high variance in the game.
The aim of Omaha is to make the best five card hand out of the nine cards available to you. You must use two of the four hole cards and three of the community cards to make your Omaha hand.
HOW TO PLAY OMAHA IN 10 EASY STEPS…
Although our poker strategy page is largely geared towards Hold’em, some articles can be allied to Omaha as well. I would advise starting with the ‘Basics’ section.