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GAME RULES   >   OMAHA ALL IN

OMAHA ALL IN
Omaha Hold’em is a community card poker game similar to Texas Hold’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make the best hand using exactly two of them, plus precisely three of the five community cards.

Unlike Texas Hold’em, a player cannot play four or five of the cards on the board with fewer than two of his own.

With the normal Omaha, there are 4 betting streets involved. It could be confusing as it engages more skills and calculations especially when each player is holding four hole cards. Still, Omaha been gaining popularity as it is such a thrilling and less mundane game compared to other Hold’em variations.

With that note in consideration, P8Poker introduces Omaha All In where players can play this game minus all the complications. Players see the flop and their own 4 hole cards, then decide either to go all in or fold. Simple as that. Refer below for more game guidelines;

How To Play

Players
  • Min 2 players.
  • Max 4 players.

Game Rules
  • Game is set to auto buy in and auto top-up. Purpose of the game is when all players share the same equity before the game starts.
  • Maximum and minimum buy in is 5 x big blinds (bb’s).
  • Auto top-up once chips drop below 5 bb’s.
  • If a player’s chips fall below 5 bb’s and has insufficient funds to top up, that player will be kicked out from the table.
  • All in or fold post-flop.
  • Each player receives 4 cards.
  • Players are allowed to chip down at any time without leaving the game
  • Showdown – Each player’s hand is made out of the best five-card hand; exactly 3 of the 5 community cards AND 2 from player’s own 4 cards.

Some specific things to notice about Omaha hands are:
  • For example, with a board of , a player with cannot play a flush using the ace as would be possible in Texas Hold’em; the player must play two cards from in-hand and only three from the board (so instead, this player's best hand is two pair: .
  • The same thing applies to straights. In Omaha, a player cannot use only one card and four cards on the board to play a straight. For example, with a board of , a player with cannot play a straight. But a player with can play a straight from 3 to 7.
  • With a board of , a player with a hand of cannot play a full house; the player can only use the A-J to play , since he must play three of the board cards. A player with can use his J-9 to play the full house .
  • Likewise, with three of a kind on the board, a player must have a pair in hand to make a full house. For example, with a board of , a player with does not have a full house; the player only has three jacks with an ace-king kicker, and will lose to a player with only a pair of twos. This is probably the most frequently misread hand in Omaha. (Naturally, a person with the fourth jack in hand can make four jacks because any other card in hand can act as the fifth card, or ‘kicker’).

Commission
  • 3% will be raked from winning player and/or players.