How to play

 

Hand Ranking:

 

Before you hit the online poker tables, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the basic hand rankings and rules that govern Texas Hold’em and Omaha. Here are the 10 hands every player should know before joining the action:

 

Royal Flush

Poker’s most famous hand, a royal flush, cannot be beaten. It consists of the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a single suit.

Straight Flush

Five cards in sequence, of the same suit.

Four of a Kind

Four cards of the same rank, and one side card or “kicker”.

 

Full House

Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. In the event of a tie, the pot would be split.

Flush

Five cards of the same suit, not in sequence.

Straight

Five non-suited cards in sequence.

Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards.

Two Pair

Two cards of matching rank, two cards of different matching rank, and one kicker. If both players have an identical Two Pair, the highest kicker wins.

Pair

Two cards of matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. In the event of a tie, the player with the highest, and if necessary, second or third-highest side card wins.

High Card

Any hand that does not qualify under the categories listed. In the event of a tie, the highest card wins, such as “ace-high”.

In the event of a tie, the pot would be split.

 

Once you’ve got a solid grasp on these top poker hands, we also recommend taking a look at resources such as CardsChat.com which offer a wide variety of useful guides and tools to help you perfect your game before trying out the real thing.

 

➔    Basic Rules Of Texas Hold’em:

Texas Hold’em Poker is the most popular of the poker games being played today. Poker is the name given to a number of card games where players wager on the strength of the cards they hold. Poker is a game that involves a communal “pot” consisting of the players’ wagers, which is awarded to the player who either holds the highest ranking hand when all the cards are shown, or makes a wager which their opponents are unwilling to match.

The action starts with 2 blinds, small and big blind, being placed in front of the players who are on the immediate left of the dealer. Forced bets are made so as to signal the starting of the game. Each player is dealt with two Hole cards and the person who is on the left of the big blind starts the action. The player is allowed to fold, call or raise according to whichever strategy he/she decides to follow. This continues with the other players also choosing an action as initiated. This constitutes of the first round of betting.

Once the first round is over, the dealer deals the Flop, which are the first three cards to be placed face up on the board. These 3 cards become the community cards. The second round commences with the player seated left of the dealer. The player can either check or bet. The rest of the players can check, raise or bet according to what the previous action was. As the second round is completed, the dealer will then turn one card up; this is known as Fourth Street (the Turn). Again, the third round of betting starts with the player on the left of the dealer. At the completion of this round the dealer shall once more turn another card up; this action is called River of Fifth Street. If the last bet or raise on the final betting round is called, a “showdown” occurs. This is when it is determined who wins the pot,as players show their hands one-by-one. It may be the case that there is no showdown. This occurs when a player bets or raises, and no active players choose to call the player’s bet (in other words, all players fold). In this case, the player doing the betting or raising wins the full amount of the pot.

Muck winning hand

If there’s only one player left in the hand before the showdown, they can choose to either show or not show their cards. If you prefer to never show your cards in this situation, check the “Don’t Show Winning Hand” option in the “Options” menu of the main lobby. If this option is not checked, you will be offered the option to show after each winning hand. If the hand goes to showdown, the winning hand is always shown automatically.

Muck losing hand

At the showdown, players whose hands cannot beat the best hand shown so far can choose to show or not show their cards. If you prefer to never show your hand in this situation, check the “Muck Losing Hand” option in the “Options” menu of the main lobby.

All players dealt into a hand have the right to see mucked hands that reach the showdown, on request. These cards are shown in the Hand History and Hand Replayer for each hand. Mucked cards will only be shown to players dealt into the hand. To see Hand Histories from the current session, go to “Requests” > “Display Instant Hand History”  in the lobby. To replay any hand, click “Visualize” from the Instant Hand History window, or click the red “replay” icon at the top of the table. Real money hand histories can also be requested by e-mail, by going to “Requests” > “Hand History” in the main lobby.

Texas Hold’em poker games are offered in No Limit, Pot Limit and Limit varieties. For a detailed breakdown of poker hand rankings, visit our poker hand ranks page.

All games are played on “table stakes”, meaning only the chips in play at the beginning of each hand can be used to bet and raise during the hand. The table stakes rule has an application called the “All-In” rule, which states that a player cannot be forced to forfeit a poker hand because the player does not have enough chips to call a bet. A player who does not have enough chips to call a bet is declared All-In. The player is eligible for the portion of the pot up to the point of his final wager. All further action involving other players takes place in a “side pot”, which the All-In player is not eligible to win. If more than one player goes All-In during a hand, there could be more than one side pot.

Limit Texas Hold’em

Betting in Limit Hold’em is in pre-determined, structured amounts. Pre-flop and on the flop, all bets and raises are of the same amount as the big blind. On the turn and the river, the size of all bets and raises doubles. In Limit Hold’em, up to four bets are allowed per player during each betting round. This includes a (1) bet, (2) raise, (3) re-raise, and (4) cap (final raise).

No Limit Texas Hold’em

The minimum bet in No Limit Hold’em is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet as much more as they want, up to all of their chips.

Minimum raise: In No Limit Hold’em, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets ₹5 then the second player must raise a minimum of ₹5 (total bet of ₹10).

Maximum raise: The size of your stack (your chips on the table).

In No Limit Hold’em, there is no “cap” on the number of raises allowed.

Pot Limit Texas Hold’em

The minimum bet in Pot Limit Hold’em is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet up to the size of the pot.

Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets ₹5 then the second player must raise a minimum of ₹5 (total bet of ₹10).

Maximum raise: The size of the pot, which is defined as the total of the active pot plus all bets on the table plus the amount the active player must first call before raising.

Example: If the size of the pot is ₹100, and there is no previous action on a particular betting round, a player may bet a maximum of ₹100. After that bet, the action moves to the next player clockwise. That player can either fold, call ₹100, or raise any amount between the minimum (₹100 more) and the maximum. The maximum bet in this case is ₹400 – the raiser would first call ₹100, bringing the pot size to ₹300, and then raise ₹300 more, making a total bet of ₹400.

In Pot Limit Hold’em, there is no “cap” on the number of raises allowed.

Mixed Texas Hold’em

In Mixed Hold’em, the game switches between rounds of Limit Hold’em and No Limit Hold’em. The blinds are typically increased when the game switches from No Limit to Limit, to ensure some consistency in the average pot size in each game. The betting rules on each round follow the rules for that game, as described above.

In the software, it’s not possible to bet less than the minimum or more than the maximum. The bet slider and bet window will only allow you to bet amounts within the allowed thresholds.

Learn How to Play Texas Hold’em for Free

If you want to learn how to play Hold’em, then download the software and join any of the free poker games where you can play online against other players. Unlike our real money poker games, since there is nothing at stake, you can be comfortable learning the ropes of the game and all the rules of Hold’em. We hope to see you in our poker room, and good luck at the tables!

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Omaha hold ’em (also known as Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold ’em.

Omaha poker is an exciting game derived from Texas Hold’em. Each player is dealt four private cards (“hole cards”) which belong only to that player. Five community cards are dealt face-up on the “board”. In Omaha games, all players use exactly three of the community cards together with exactly two of their hole cards to make the best five-card poker hand. No more, and no less. Follow this link to view the rankings of Omaha poker hands.

Types of Omaha Poker Games:

Pot Limit Omaha Poker – A player can bet what is in the pot (i.e. ₹100 into a ₹100 pot). This is the most popular form of Omaha Poker.

No Limit Omaha Poker – A player can bet any amount, up to all of their chips.

Fixed Limit Omaha Poker – There is a specific betting limit applied in each game and on each round of betting.

Below is a general explanation on how to play Omaha poker. The basic rules for all Omaha variants are the same, with the exception of the different betting structures between them. More details on these different betting structures follow.

 

➔    Basic Rules Of Omaha:

 

How to Play Omaha Poker, Introducing Omaha, Basic Strategies:

 

In Pot Limit and No Limit Omaha games, the games are referred to by the size of their blinds (for example, a ₹1/₹2 Omaha game has a small blind of ₹1 and a big blind of ₹2).

Betting then commences from the player to the left of the big blind.

In Fixed Limit Omaha games, the big blind is the same as the small bet, and the small blind is typically half of the size of the big blind, but may be larger depending on the stakes. For example, in a ₹2/₹4 Limit game the small blind is ₹1 and the big blind is ₹2. In a ₹15/₹30 Limit game, the small blind is ₹10 and the big blind is ₹15.

Now, each player is dealt their four hole cards. Betting action proceeds clockwise around the table, starting with the player “under the gun” (immediately clockwise from the big blind).

Pre-Flop

After seeing his or her hole cards, each player now has the option to play his or her hand by calling or raising the big blind. The action begins to the left of the big blind, which is considered a “live” bet on this round. That player has the option to fold, call or raise. For example, if the big blind was ₹2, it would cost ₹2 to call, or at least ₹4 to raise. Action then proceeds clockwise around the table.

Note: The betting structure varies with different variations of the game. Explanations of the betting action in Limit Omaha, No Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha can be found below.

Betting continues on each betting round until all active players (who have not folded) have placed equal bets in the pot.

The Flop

After the first round of betting is complete, the “flop” is dealt face-up on the board. The flop is the first three community cards available to all active players. Play begins with the active player immediately clockwise from the button. Another round of betting ensues. In Fixed Limit Omaha, all bets and raises occur in increments of the small bet (for example, ₹2 in a ₹2/₹4 game).

The Turn

When betting action is completed for the flop round, the “turn” is dealt face-up on the board. The turn is the fourth community card in an Omaha game. Play begins with the active player immediately clockwise from the button. Another round of betting ensues. In Fixed Limit Omaha, bets and raises on the turn are in increments of the big bet (for example, ₹4 in a ₹2/₹4 game).

The River

When betting action is completed for the turn round, the “river” is dealt face-up on the board. The river is the fifth and final community card in Omaha poker. The final round of betting begins with the active player immediately clockwise from the button.

The Showdown

If there is more than one remaining player when the final betting round is complete, the last person to bet or raise shows their cards, unless there was no bet on the final round in which case the player immediately clockwise from the button shows their cards first. The player with the best five-card hand wins the pot. Remember: in Omaha, players must use two and only two of their four hole cards in combination with exactly three of the cards from the board. In the event of identical hands, the pot will be equally divided between the players with the best hands.

After the pot is awarded, a new Omaha poker game is ready to be played. The button now moves clockwise to the next player.

If you like to play tournament poker, offer Omaha tournaments as well.

Pot Limit, No Limit, Fixed Limit Omaha

Omaha rules remain the same for Fixed Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit poker games, with a few exceptions:

Pot Limit Omaha

The minimum bet in Pot Limit Omaha is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet up to the size of the pot.

Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets ₹5 then the second player must raise a minimum of ₹5 (total bet of ₹10).

Maximum raise: The size of the pot, which is defined as the total of the active pot, plus all bets on the table, plus the amount the active player must first call before raising.

Example: If the size of the pot is ₹100, and there is no previous action on a particular betting round, a player may bet a maximum of ₹100. After that bet, the action moves to the next player clockwise. That player can either fold, call ₹100, or raise any amount between the minimum (₹100 more) and the maximum. The maximum bet in this case is ₹400 – the raiser would first call ₹100, bringing the pot size to ₹300, and then raise ₹300 more, making a total bet of ₹400.

No Limit Omaha

The minimum bet in No Limit Omaha is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet as much more as they want, up to all of their chips.

Minimum raise: In No Limit Omaha, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets ₹5 then the second player must raise a minimum of ₹5 (total bet of ₹10).

Maximum raise: The size of your stack (your chips on the table).

In No Limit Omaha, there is no “cap” on the number of raises allowed.

Fixed Limit Omaha

Betting in Fixed Limit Omaha is in pre-determined, structured amounts. Pre-flop and on the flop, all bets and raises are of the same amount as the big blind. On the turn and the river, the size of all bets and raises doubles. In Limit Omaha, up to four bets are allowed per player during each betting round. This includes a (1) bet, (2) raise, (3) re-raise, and (4) cap (final raise).

In the software, it’s not possible to bet less than the minimum or more than the maximum. The bet slider and bet window will only allow you to bet amounts within the allowed thresholds.

Omaha Hi/Lo (aka Omaha 8-or-better, Omaha 8, or Omaha/8)

In addition to Omaha poker, also offers the popular variant of Omaha Hi/Lo. This version of Omaha splits the pot between the highest and lowest poker hands, giving the game a whole different feel.

Learn How to Play Omaha for Free

If you want to learn how to play Omaha, then download the software and join any Play Money games to compete online against other players. Unlike our real money poker games, since there is nothing at stake, you can be comfortable learning all the rules of Omaha.

➔    Basic Rules Of TriOmaha:

The game resembles basic Omaha, but it gives the game a whole new feel: The player receives 4 cards in hand and has to use exactly 2 out of those 4 cards to match the best possible hand. The basic difference is that he uses only 1 of the community cards to form the best possible hand with other 2 from his hands. Also, the main difference is that the ‘Flop’ comes with only 1 card (instead of 3 cards as in other poker types). The ‘Turn’ and the ‘River’ bring 1 card each, as usual. Here are some card ranking images every player needs to know before joining the action:

 

Trail or Set (3 of same rank):

Three cards of the same rank. In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

Pure Sequence

Three cards in sequence, of the same suit.In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

Sequence (Run)

Three non-suited cards in sequence. In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

 

Color

Three cards of the same suit, not in sequence. In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

Pair

Two cards of matching rank, and one unrelated side card. In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

 

High Card

Any hand that does not qualify under the categories listed. In case two or more players have same cards strength (in event of a tie), the pot will be split among the winners.

 

If players have identical hand strength, the pot will be split.

➔    Basic Rules Of Omaha5:

The rules and hand rankings are the same as regular Omaha, except the player receives 5 cards (in hand) out of which they must use exactly 2 to form the best possible 5 card hand with the rest of the cards at the table (Flop, Turn and River).

➔    Basic Rules Of Omaha Hi/Lo:

Omaha Hi/Lo (aka Omaha 8-or-better, Omaha 8, or Omaha/8)

In addition to Omaha poker, also offers the popular variant of Omaha Hi/Lo. This version of Omaha splits the pot between the highest and lowest poker hands, giving the game a whole different feel.

 

 

All games that we are offering:

  • Texas Hold’em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Omaha 5
  • TriOmaha
  • Rummy (coming soon)