At the home of free online recreational poker – Replay Poker – players from all over the globe can learn the rules and practice playing ring games and tournaments featuring the challenging game of Omaha Hold’em as well as Omaha Hi/Lo Hold’em, also known as Omaha/8 or Omaha 8-or-better. Replay Poker is always free to play and provides a fun and friendly environment for new and experienced players.
Omaha Hold’em has been gaining in popularity in recent years and is offered in many live cash environments, but at Replay Poker, it’s, free. Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo Ring games, Sit’N’Go and multi-table tournaments (MTT) are offered daily with No Limit, Fixed Limit and/or Pot Limit betting as well as 6/9-max seat regular and Turbo games. Freeroll tournaments featuring Omaha formats are available daily. Players can choose from an extensive range of low-stake to high-stake buy-in levels.
The difference between Omaha and Texas Hold’em is twofold – in Omaha, players are dealt four hole cards whereas in Texas Hold’em, players are dealt two hole cards. Further, in Omaha poker, each player MUST use two (and only two of their hole cards) along with three community cards to make their best five-card hand. In Texas Hold’em, players may make a hand from the five community cards and use none of their hole cards.
With more hole cards, there are more opportunities to win the pot for every player. As with Texas Hold’em, a round of betting follows the Pre-flop deal, the Flop, the Turn and the River. After the final bet has been made, players remaining in the game face the Showdown, where the Dealer declares the winner of the hand. Winning hands are based on standard poker hand rankings, and the highest ranked hand wins.
Omaha Hi/Lo adds another level of challenge by splitting the pot between the best high hand and the best low hand. High hands are made exactly as they are in Omaha Hold’em. Low hands are made with the five lowest ranked cards between Ace (counts as 1) and 8. This means the best low hand possible is 5,4,3,2,Ace. Statistically, 8,7,6,5,4 would be the worst low hand.
The high hand is always awarded based on standard poker hand rankings. If there is no valid low hand, the high hand wins the entire pot. Again, as in Omaha Hold’em, players must use two of their four hole cards and three community cards to make their best five-card hand. In Omaha Hi/Lo, two of the hole cards can be used to make a high hand and two different hole cards can be used to make a low hand during the same deal.
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