Omaha Hold’em is very similar to the far more widely played and better-known Texas Hold’em. However, there are a couple of massive differences.
A Hold’em game is one where all players share community cards. This is in contrast to ‘draw’ games, where players don’t share any cards at all.
Omaha refers to several variations of poker games which all share a few similarities. The most popular version is Omaha Hold’em, sometimes also known as Omaha High.
We’ll go through some of the different versions of Omaha below but to explain the game in detail, it’s Omaha Hold’em we’ll be focusing on.
The key difference between Omaha Hold’em and Texas Hold’em is the number of hole cards you’re dealt, and how you use them.