The Basic Rules of Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) Omaha is a poker variant in which each player is dealt four “hole” cards (cards that the other players can’t see) and then share a five card board. It is similar to Hold’em in its play, with flop, turn, and river cards dealt in succession on the board, interspersed with betting rounds. The most common betting structure for Omaha is Pot Limit, in which players can only bet the size of the pot, including their call.
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No-Limit and Pot-Limit The number of raises in any betting round is unlimited. All bets must be at least equal to the minimum bring-in, unless the player is going all-in. (A straddle bet sets a new... All raises must be equal to or greater than the size of the previous bet or raise on that betting ...
Pot limit – Players can bet up to pot size at any given time, but not larger. There is no cap on how many bets and raises can be made on a given street. Fixed Limit – Players are forced to bet in fixed intervals using either a small bet sizing or a large bet sizing depending on the street. There is a maximum amount of raises legally allowed on each street, typically one bet and three subsequent raises.
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I.e. if the last bet was 10 you can call that bet or raise to 20. The maximum bet is the size of the pot, which is why it’s called Pot Limit Omaha. Example: Every player likes their hole cards and pays to see the flop. The pot is now 5. The first player to act can choose to ‘bet the pot’ i.e. bet 5, making the pot total 10.
Luckily, this simple rule of thumb for pot bets works just as well in the first betting round when the blinds are on the table. If the small blind is $1 and the big blind $2, the max bet is (3 x 2) + 1 = 7. With two limpers before you, the pot bet is (3 x 2) + 1 + 2 + 2 = 11. $30 free Play Here.
Here’s a quick breakdown of betting rules: If you’re first to bet, you can bet up to the size of the pot, i.e., if there is $100 in the pot, you can bet the maximum of $100. If there is a bet in front of you, the maximum raise is the size of the pot (all bets on the table), including your call.
Pot-Limit Hold'em is a game in between No-Limit and Fixed-Limit. You can't bet your stack whenever you want but you can bet however much is in the pot at the time. How you determine the maximum bet is by counting all the money in the pot and all of the bets on the table including any call you would make before raising.
If that’s confusing, there is a short-hand for the math. You can bet three times the last bet plus whatever was in the pot before that bet. Note that the last “bet” is only on the current round of betting. So if you are the first to bet on the flop, turn, or river, there is has been $0 bet so far.