Omaha Poker is said to have derived from Texas Hold'em Poker. Both Omaha Poker and Texas Hold'em Poker are a game of community cards with a flop, turn and river, while the betting rounds remain the same.
But there are quite a few differences between the two. Like, in Omaha poker, players receive four-hole cards rather than two. But to have a winning hand, a player can only use two cards from his/hand and three from the table.
The fact that players receive four cards rather than two means that there would be more ‘action’ in Omaha Poker. More players will stay to see the flop, and at least three players will be involved in the showdown. Omaha is said to be a lot more complicated and much more exciting than Texas Hold’em. The pot-limit Omaha is especially popular. It is great for tournaments, since it involves plenty of strategy.
Now for some trivia: Poker Omaha has actually nothing to do with the Omaha city. This game is in fact pretty new in the poker gaming scene. It was included in Vegas only in 1982.
Today, Poker Omaha is one of the most popular games in online poker rooms, online poker websites and casinos. Here’s why:
Higher Profits: Those who have a grasp of the game stand to make big profits. Poker Omaha is also one of the best online poker games for clearing poker bonuses.
More Action: Poker Omaha is a game of draws and re-draws. Players can fold the game on more occasions, which can actually save a lot of cash.


Superior Strategy: A high variance of winning hand remains one of the most exciting features of Omaha Poker. It is easier to get extremely powerful winning hands because each person has more cards to make combinations with. As a result, four of a kind and royal flushes are much more frequent. This raises the level of excitement.