Double the fun with Pot Limit Omaha

The game for thrill seekers. Experience the excitement of PLO only on Natural8!

Omaha Rules

Omaha Poker is very similar to Texas Hold’em with a couple of different game-changing factors. Firstly, instead of two hole cards each player is dealt four hole cards.

Secondly, in Omaha players must make the best possible hand using exactly two of their hole cards (no more and no less) and three from the five community cards.

So if your hole cards are 3♠ 5♣ 9♦ A♥, and the community cards are 2♠ 5♥ 10♥ Q♥ K♥, you do not have an A♥-High Flush (5♥ 10♥ Q♥ K♥ A♥), as you have only used one hole card, rather than the two necessary, but instead have a pair of 5’s (5♣ 5♥ Q♥ K♥ A♥).

Pot Limit

In Pot Limit Omaha (most popular form of Omaha Poker), the maximum a player can bet is the amount that is in the pot. For example, a $100 bet is the biggest that can be made into a $100 pot.

Do note that when playing on Natural8, pot limit will be calculated excluding the antes collected (pre-flop). For example, if the total pot collected is $100 and $20 is from antes, then the betting limit will be $80 on top of the players call amount.

Positions

Big Blind

The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.

Small Blind

The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.

Dealer

Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions. The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.

Actions

In each round of betting, the player has the option to take one of the following actions:

Fold

The player feels they can't win the hand, so forfeits any chips they have in the pot. They give their hole cards back to the dealer without showing them to anyone else.

Check

If there is no new bet, the player can pass the bet to the next player without betting or folding. But if another player raises before the round of betting is complete, the player will then need to call, re-raise or fold.

Bet

The player bets a certain amount based on the strength of his cards (or they can bluff if they're feeling adventurous). The bet must be more than the Big Blind.

Call

If a bet has been made before it reaches the player, they can choose to call to match the bet. If they don't have enough to match the bet but still want to play, they can go “All-In”, but you can only win the amount of chips they have contributed to the pot.

Raise

The player can choose to bet more than the other bets that have been made so far. Bear in mind that it has to be at least double any previous bets made in that particular round.

All-in

The player can bet or raise their full stack (the total number of chips they possess), leaving nothing behind.

Betting Rounds

Just like Texas Hold’em, there are four betting rounds during a hand of Omaha.

Pre-Flop

Everybody gets their first four cards (hole cards)

The betting round takes place after the players receive their hole cards and before the flop.

The Flop

Three Community cards are dealt

After the first three community cards are dealt face up on the table, a betting round takes place as you combine two of your four hole cards and all three community cards to make your best five-card combination.

The Turn

Another community card is dealt

The fourth community card is dealt and a third betting round takes place. The player must combine two of their hole cards with three of the four community cards on the table to make their best five-card hand.

The River

The final community card is dealt

The fifth and final community card is dealt and the last betting round takes place. The player uses two of their hole cards and combines them with three from the five community cards to make their best hand.

The Showdown

If there are two or more players left, they go to showdown

When there are two or more players who are still in play after the river, it’s time for a showdown. Once all betting is done, the player with the strongest hand is determined and they take the pot. If the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.

Pot Limit Omaha Table Information

Stakes Blinds Buy-ins Rake (%) Rake Cap
High $10 / $20 $200 ~ $2000 5% 1.5 BB
$5 / $10 $100 ~ $1000 5% 1.5 BB
$2 / $5 $50 ~ $500 5% 1.5 BB
Middle $1 / $2 $20 ~ $200 5% 2 BB
$0.5 / $1 $10 ~ $100 5% 2 BB
$0.25 / $0.5 $5 ~ $50 5% 2 BB
Low $0.1 / $0.25 $2.5 ~ $25 5% 3 BB
$0.05 / $0.1 $1 ~ $10 5% 3 BB
$0.02 / $0.05 $0.5 ~ $5 5% 3 BB
$0.01 / $0.02 $0.2 ~ $2 5% 3 BB

VIP Games

Table Name Blinds (Ante) Buy-ins Rake (%) Rake Cap
VO Ante $500 / $1,000 ($200) $100,000 ~ $200,000 5% 1 BB
VO Straddle $200 / $400 ($200) $80,000 ~ $200,000 5% 1 BB
VO Deep $200 / $400 $20,000 ~ $80,000 5% 1 BB
VO Ante $200 / $400 ($100) $16,000 ~ $80,000 5% 1 BB
VO Standard $200 / $400 $8,000 ~ $40,000 5% 1 BB
VO Deep $100 / $200 $10,000 ~ $40,000 5% 1 BB
VO Ante $100 / $200 ($50) $8,000 ~ $40,000 5% 1 BB
VO Standard $100 / $200 $4,000 ~ $20,000 5% 1 BB
VO Deep $50 / $100 $5,000 ~ $20,000 5% 1 BB
VO Ante $50 / $100 ($25) $4,000 ~ $20,000 5% 1 BB
VO Standard $50 / $100 $2,000 ~ $10,000 5% 1 BB
VO Deep $25 / $50 $2,500 ~ $10,000 5% 1 BB
VO Ante $25 / $50 ($10) $2,000 ~ $10,000 5% 1 BB
VO Standard $25 / $50 $1,000 ~ $5,000 5% 1 BB

*3-bet pots preflop are raked. In a single raised pot preflop where everyone folds, there is no rake. All pots that see a flop are raked.

*All Omaha tables are 6-max

Terms & Conditions

  1. Players must be aged 18 and above to participate in this promotion.
  2. This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
  3. Amount committed to the pot will still be in play in an event of a disconnection. Natural8 players accept the risk of internet disconnection, due to problems with the connection between their device(s) and the servers, lag or freeze or some other problem in the player’s device(s) or how that device accesses the internet.
  4. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Natural8 website.
  5. Natural8 is an advocate of safer gambling. If you feel you might have an online gambling problem, do seek further advice or counselling at www.begambleaware.org
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