Play Omaha Poker for Real Money

Are you ready to take your poker to the next level? Of all the different ways to play the Beautiful Game, Omaha Hold’em (or just “Omaha” for short) ranks second only to Texas Hold’em in popularity. Its most common variant, known as Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO), is a must-play if you’re serious about poker – or even if you’re just looking for a new and exciting game to test your skills.

Whatever your reason for playing, Ignition Poker is the place to be. We have both standard Omaha and the challenging Hi/Lo version on our menu, at stakes ranging from pennies to thousands of dollars per hand.

To make your Omaha experience even better, Ignition Poker is proud to accept cryptocurrency, making your transactions seamless, faster and more secure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Ignition has everything you need to improve your Omaha skills and increase your chances of winning big.


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Why Play at Ignition Poker?

Not only does Ignition have everything you need to enjoy the ultimate online poker experience, new players can also claim generous welcome bonuses and regular promotions to help them get their Omaha journey started on the right foot. And for those who love the thrill of competing in online tournaments, Ignition hosts a wide range of Omaha events with big prize pools. So, what are you waiting for? Join the action and play Omaha today at Ignition Poker!

Basic Rules and How to Play

Are you ready to elevate your game and master the exciting world of Omaha? Our comprehensive guide covers everything a beginner needs to know, from the basic rules of the game to essential gameplay mechanics. Explore into the intricacies of hand rankings, betting rounds, and tactical insights that will empower you to make informed decisions at the poker table.

By immersing yourself in our Omaha guide, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge needed to navigate the real money action with finesse. Our guide is your key to unlocking a thrilling poker experience and taking your skills to the next level.


Our dedicated page is your gateway to unraveling the secrets of Omaha poker hands, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of hand rankings and their significance in gameplay. Designed especially for beginners, our guide breaks down each hand combination, ensuring that you grasp the nuances of the game with ease. From the powerful Royal Flush to the strategic Two Pair, you'll become well-versed in the art of identifying winning hands and optimizing your play.

Armed with this invaluable knowledge, you'll be equipped to make confident decisions during real money action, gaining a competitive edge over opponents. Just as Ignition has set the standard with its comprehensive guides, our Omaha poker hands section aims to empower you with the skills needed to dominate the tables and maximize your potential for success.

Differences to Texas Hold’em

The key distinction between Omaha poker and Texas Hold’em lies in the number of “hole” cards dealt to each player at the start of the hand. Hold’em players receive two-hole cards; in Omaha, everyone gets dealt four cards. This makes it much easier for players to form high-ranking hands like full houses, so if you’re going to put a lot of chips into the pot, make sure you’ve got a big hand or a monster draw yourself – preferably the “nut” made hand or nut draw with the highest cards possible.

Another important difference in Omaha is that you must use exactly two of your hole cards to form your 5-card poker hand. In Hold’em, you can use one, both, or none of your hole cards; if you’re just starting out in Omaha, make sure you understand this rule before playing, so you don’t get confused thinking you have, say, an Ace-high Spade flush when the only Spade in your hole cards is the Ace of Spades.

Omaha Poker Betting Limits

There are several different variations of Omaha poker at Ignition, each with its own rules and recommended strategies. In this section, we cover the three basic betting structures used to play Omaha, which are also used to play Hold’em and all the other poker variants on our menu.

Pot-Limit Omaha

In Pot-Limit Omaha, players can only bet or raise an amount up to the current size of the pot. This betting limit is ideal for Omaha, giving you some measure of pot control without sacrificing the thrills of “big bet” poker.

No-Limit Omaha

No-Limit Omaha uses the same unrestricted betting structure as No-Limit Texas Hold’em. Aside from rare exceptions, players can bet any amount of chips in their stack at any time; this variant rewards sharp decision-making and the ability to anticipate your opponents’ moves.

Fixed-Limit Omaha

Also known as “Limit Omaha” for short, Fixed-Limit Omaha forces players to bet or raise in fixed increments: either the “small bet” preflop and on the flop, or the “big bet” on the turn and river. This creates a more methodical game with less variance compared to its No-Limit counterpart, making Fixed-Limit the preferred betting structure for most players at the Omaha Hi/Lo tables.

Tournaments vs. Cash Games

Ignition Poker has both Omaha cash tables and tournaments on our menu, giving you even more options when you’re ready to hit the tables. Both game types are played almost the same way as their Hold’em cousins, although in Omaha tournaments, you usually won’t see any antes introduced as the blind levels go up – there’s already more than enough action when you get four-hole cards instead of two.

Omaha Strategy

Omaha may have virtually the same rules as Texas Hold’em, but those four-hole cards make a world of difference. A hand like Two Pair is often worth betting all three streets in Hold’em; in Omaha, you might want to check every street instead, and hope you either improve or get to showdown.

You also have way more “starting” hands in Omaha than you do in Hold’em. Memorizing exact preflop strategies won’t get you very far in Omaha – there are simply too many possible combinations to consider, like double-suited one-gappers (Ks Qh Js 9h) and single-suited double pairs (Ah Ad Qh Qc).

Want to elevate your game to new heights? Our comprehensive Omaha strategy guides at Ignition Poker will show you everything you need to excel at Omaha poker; we cover a wide range of strategic concepts, from starting hand selection and positional play to pot odds and bluffing techniques. Take this opportunity to hone your skills, and take your performance to the next level right here at Ignition.

FAQ Omaha Poker

What is Omaha poker?

Omaha is a popular poker game similar to Texas Hold’em, except each player receives four “hole” cards instead of two at the start of the hand.

What is Pot-Limit Omaha?

PLO is the most popular form of Omaha poker. In this limit variant, players can only bet or raise up to the size of the pot.

What are the basic rules of Omaha?

In Omaha, each player is dealt four cards to start the hand; if required three “flop” cards, followed by a turn and river card, will be dealt face-up on the table. Players must use exactly two of their hole cards and three of the “community” cards to form their 5-card poker hand.

What is the best starting hand in Omaha?

There’s some debate over which starting hands are the best in Omaha, but you can’t go too wrong with the following: AAKKss, meaning you have a double-suited pair of Aces and Kings. To make this hand as powerful as possible, you want the Ace-King of one suit and the Ace-King of another, like As Ac Ks Kc.

How is Omaha different from Texas Hold’em?

The main difference between Omaha and Texas Hold’em is the number of hole cards dealt to each player at the start of the game. In Omaha, players receive four-hole cards, while in Texas Hold’em, they receive two cards.

What types of Omaha cash games are available?

There are several types of Omaha cash games at Ignition Poker, including Pot-Limit Omaha, No-Limit Omaha, and Fixed-Limit Omaha.

Can I play Omaha poker for real money online?

Yes, Ignition Poker offers real money Omaha cash games and tournaments.  Visit our poker lobby to see the full schedule of games you can play, and lock down your seat right now at Ignition.