Omaha Hi/Lo is a very popular variation of the Omaha poker game. The basic rules are extremely similar to those described in the Omaha Hi web page on our website (please review this page for more elaborate rules), but there are some subtle differences which are presented here, which makes this game unique.
In Omaha Hi/Lo games, the pot is split between BOTH the Hi hand and the Lo hand; i.e., there are 2 winners to each game. The same cards are used in declaring either a Hi or Lo best hand.
Additionally, 1 hand can conceivably win both the Hi and the Lo portions of the pot. An example hand that can do this is known as "the Wheel", which consists of an Ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
If there is no obvious qualifying Lo hand winner, the best Hi hand wins the entire pot.
In the division of the pot, the Hi hand receives any odd chip.
Some interesting scenarios of the Omaha Hi/Lo rules are that flushes and straights do not go against you when you are qualifying for the Lo game. Additionally, you can utilize different cards in your hand for the Hi side and different cards for the Lo side of your hand considerations, or you can even use the same cards for both the Hi and Lo sides. Further, as stated earlier, in a split pot, any odd chip that is left over, is earned by the person who wins the high side of the pot.
Omaha Hi/Lo is also known as "Omaha High Low", "Omaha hi/lo", "Omaha Hi-Lo", "Omaha high-low", and "Omaha high/low".