Omaha Hi Lo is a community card game played just like Omaha except
players will be playing with a different payout system in place. Unlike
regular Omaha where players are playing for one pot, Omaha Hi Lo allows
you to play for both the high and low pot. Players will still receive
four cards and see five community cards. You will be required to use
two of your four hole cards in combination with three of the five community
cards. In order for a player to try for the low hand, their five card
hand must not have a card higher than an 8 to qualify.
How To Play Omaha Hi Lo
The players to the left of the dealer will need
to pay their small and big blind prior to any cards
being dealt. Once this has been done, each player
will receive four cards face down. The player who
is seated to the left of the big blind will be first
to act and will be able to either call, bet of fold.
Each player will than receive a turn with the same
choices as to how they want to play their hand.
Once the betting round has completed the dealer will
place the first three community cards on the table
face up. This is referred to as the flop. Players
will have another opportunity for betting, followed
by another card dealt face up. This card is called
the turn. Once the third betting round is complete,
the final and fifth community card will be dealt face
up (river card) and players can begin the final round
After betting is complete each player still left
in the hand will show their hand. The player with
the highest hand will win half of the pot while the
player with the lowest hand will win the other half
of the pot. In the event that there is no qualifying
low hand, the player(s) with the highest hand will
receive the entire pot.