Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is Omaha. While being both a city in Nebraska as well as one of Peyton Manning’s favorite and oft-overused pre-snap NFL play calls, in poker, Omaha is a variety of hold’em in which players are dealt four hole cards and must use exactly two of them—along with three of the five community, or board, cards—to make their hand.

Then, of course, there’s Omaha Hi/Lo—also known as Omaha 8 and Omaha 8/B —in which the pot is split between the high hand and the low hand. Of course, a single player has the ability to win—or “scoop”— both halves of the pot.


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