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Players who understand how Texas Hold’em works will be able to grasp Omaha Poker easily.
Omaha Poker is a poker game played using 52 cards.

Players combine their own four cards and five community cards to make the highest hand ranking.
Each hand goes through four betting rounds (Pre-flop, Flop, Turn and River), while you engage in strategic betting with your opponents. Hands are compared at the end to determine the winner and losers.
The biggest difference between Omaha Poker and Texas Hold’em is that players in Omaha Poker must use two of their own four cards when constructing their hands.

How To Play
Omaha Poker proceeds through pre-flop, flop, turn, river and showdown.
Before receiving your cards and starting the game, you need to place forced bets called Small Blinds and Big Blinds.
Players need to place these forced bets, going in a clockwise direction.

Pre-flop
Players participating in the game receive four cards that remain hidden from their opponents, and start betting.
Betting begins with the first player next to the dealer button in the big blind. Once all players have posted their bets, the flop round begins.

Flop
The first, second and third community cards are opened, and betting begins.
As with the pre-flop, once all players have posted their bets, the turn round begins.

Turn
The fourth community card is opened, and betting begins.
As with the flop, once all players have posted their bets, the turn round begins.

River
The fifth and last community card is opened, and betting begins.
As with the turn, once all players have posted their bets, the showdown begins.

Showdown
In this round, the winner is decided from among the players who have not folded in the previous rounds and are still playing the game.
The players open their cards for all other players to see,
and hand rankings are compared. The player with the highest hand ranking of the opened cards wins.
The pot is awarded to the winner, and the next hand begins.

Action
In each round, players can select actions depending on the situation. The types of actions are as follows.

Bet
Initial bet amount

Call
This action means the player will bet as much as the previous player’s bet, and stop betting.

Raise
If a previous player has posted a bet, this action means the player will bet a larger amount than the previous player.

Check
This action means the player will skip posting their bet. No bet is posted, and the turn goes to the next player.
This action can only be selected if no previous player has posted a bet.

Fold
This action means a player gives up their bet. Folding means the player forfeits the current hand.