Will Omaha become bigger than Texas Hold'em in the future? That is a question that many people have asked themselves in the past few years as the game just keep on getting more and more popular. So why is Omaha getting so popular? Well, there are probably many reasons for this. The number 1 reason is probably that the game is similar to Hold'em but still much more action filled! Another 2 reasons [...] Read more » Omaha is the future poker game?
Joined: May '08
Age: 57 (M)
Omaha is the "next big thing" for a few years now. But i guess it is a bad game for TV. To difficult for the average viewer to keep in mind the 4 cards every player holds. And of cause it is more vulnerable to collusion.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 31 (F)
Posted by shokaku: Omaha is the "next big thing" for a few years now. But i guess it is a bad game for TV. To difficult for the average viewer to keep in mind the 4 cards every player holds. And of cause it is more vulnerable to collusion.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 41 (M)
i think no because in holdem u can easy control the game yourself and count easy for flush or straight so in omaha is just 4 cards in hand and no control at all so its strong game but the game for really good bluffs and donks is the 1- st one for clever play is holdem and he ll stay in 1-st plays forever good luck all
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Omaha is a little more complicated than texas hold em so I think new players will always have to learn hold em first. Omaha comes later for more experienced players as they get tired of hold em although personally I can't see myself tiring of the game. And as shokaku said hold em will always be better for TV so although omaha may grow in popularity it will never match hold em.
I also think that omaha is a little more swingy and those who don't want to play strict poker strategy and those who don't have patience and br management will most likely give up omaha quickly.
Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
im not to sure about this but i have found myself wanting to play omaha more. u have to think more things are not so plain as in hold em and as it says when u check out the pros they are always playing omaha unless they in one of the big money hold em tournys on pokerstars anyway
Joined: Feb '10
Age: 37 (M)
Thumbs Up! Omaha is No1 for me. Tho I like hold em a lot and playing big tourneys, Ive been focusing to omaha for over a year now - results are going all uphill.
It is true you can get a little bored from hold em, but that is not because the field is getting tougher each day - that is because of the low life gamblers that fill hold em tables up, and in some point there are days that you just cant get a control over them. In omaha though, if a gambler sits in, its prety much gdt that he will not leave the table as a winner- plo, hilo, and limit omaha needs some good thinking to be a profitable player and sport betting gamblers whos iq is lower or equal with their age half times, dont have that skill .
Ive been playing a lot, plo, pl holdem mixed tourneys - a lot more interesting and when you are better than just good init, then the money is gdt for you!
So overall, im pretty sure omaha will soon gain same popularity as hold em. Players sould not be so eyes closed - there are loads of good card games out there to make money with
Joined: May '09
Age: 36 (M)
i think plo is the next big step in the world of poker, it requires a lot of skill and unless you are very lucky or a very good player you cant win in it. even most of the high stakes action is taking place in plo these days
Joined: Sep '09
Age: 32 (F)
Posted by SuperNoob: i think plo is the next big step in the world of poker, it requires a lot of skill and unless you are very lucky or a very good player you cant win in it. even most of the high stakes action is taking place in plo these days
yeah but in my opinion no game of poker gonna be more popular then Hold'em
Joined: Nov '08
Age: 46 (M)
sure omaha is a complex game that requires much skill to win. However deep stack no limit holdem will always be the king of poker games as far as skill is concerned. Heads-Up deep stack no-limit requiring the most skill of all IMO. There's a reason NL Holdem has been used to determine the world championship of poker since long before the game was popularised on TV