Poker Strategy

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Governor of Poker

My personal favorite, as it offers a different dimension to poker. You become part of the story and can play offline. You tour the land playing in different towns and saloons, which give you a real western feel to poker, the way it once was.

Some of the ads can be annoying, but it’s a great game to play anytime, anywhere

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Fresh Deck Poker

Fresh Deck Poker is a great game for social poker players. Customize your own unique avatar, and make your personality shine as you battle the poker tables.

The play is slick and exciting, and allows cross platform play: start a game on your iphone, and continue it via another mobile, an ipad or even your PC!

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Appeak Poker

Whilst most people simply click Play Now and launch into a quick game of texas hold’em, we love the fact that you can play for your country against other countries. Makes it great fun and entertaining, and our # 1 poker app.

Appeak is fast and you can be playing within seconds of opening the app. Some people might find the barebone graphics a bit of a detractor but we like it much better than some of the needlessly complicated iPhone poker sites.

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TX Poker

With awesome design, and music, TX Poker is a favorite poker app.

With texas holdem, and tournament poker available, this app is great for the social user. With anough players available 24/7, it’s a great addition to your game play.

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Share My Pair

If you are new to poker, or even a lifelong player, Share My Pair is for you. It allows you to share details of your poker hand with friends, colleagues and family, and get their feedback on it.
Great if you want feedback on the way you play, or even when you want to show off your moves.
A great poker game asset that every poker player should have

Ante Up for Omaha Poker


Omaha Poker is second only to Texas Holdem as the world’s favourite poker game. This immersive, strategy-based game differs from Texas Hold’em in that players are dealt 4 hole cards (pocket cards), as opposed to 2. Players must use 2 of their hole cards and 3 of the 5 community cards to form the best 5-card poker hand.

*Note: Omaha Poker is inflexible on this rule. In Texas Hold’em, players are not required to use any of their pocket cards to form the best 5 card hand - you can play the board. In Omaha, players must use precisely 2 of their pocket cards and 3 of the community cards when compiling the best possible 5 card hand.

Omaha Poker Variants

As with other popular poker games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker is available in multiple variants. These include Fixed Limit (FL) Omaha Poker games where predetermined betting limits are applied to each poker game, and during rounds of betting. No Limit (NL) Omaha Poker allows poker players to wager any amount they want, with an upper limit on the maximum chips they have at the table. Pot Limit (PL) Omaha Poker games allow players to wager precisely what is available in the poker pot. If there is a $50 pot, the limit is $50. Pot Limit Omaha is the preferred choice for players of this game.

Getting Started with Omaha Poker Games

Since there are multiple variants of Omaha Poker, it’s important to establish your preferred game and the rules applicable to it from the get-go. With No Limit Omaha Poker and Pot Limit Omaha Poker, the size of the blinds typically determines the name of the game that you’re playing. For example, $2/$4 Omaha Poker has a Small Blind of $2 and a Big Blind of $4. The player left of the Big Blind (BB) begins the betting action.

With Fixed Limit (FL) Omaha Poker games, the small bet is the same size as the Big Blind. The Small Blind is typically 50% of the Big Blind. It is possible that in a $1/$2 Fixed Limit Omaha Poker game that the Small Blind will be $0.50, and the Big Blind will be $1. After the blinds have posted, players will be dealt 4 pocket cards. The betting commences in a clockwise fashion, starting with the player immediately left of the Big Blind.

Pre-Flop and Flop Poker Play

Once you have received your hole cards, you will have the option to raise the Big Blind, or to call the Big Blind. Since the action begins left of the BB, you can either raise, call or fold accordingly. If you’re playing a $4/$8 Omaha Poker game, the cost of a call is $4, and the cost of a raise is $8 minimum. The betting structure in Omaha Poker games will differ from one game to the next. The Flop is the next round of play. These are the first 3 community cards dealt into the middle of the table for players to use. Play begins with the player left of the button and another round of betting will follow. You can raise, call, or fold accordingly.

Once you have received your hole cards, you will have the option to raise the Big Blind, or to call the Big Blind. Since the action begins left of the BB, you can either raise, call or fold accordingly. If you’re playing a $4/$8 Omaha Poker game, the cost of a call is $4, and the cost of a raise is $8 minimum. The betting structure in Omaha Poker games will differ from one game to the next. The Flop is the next round of play. These are the first 3 community cards dealt into the middle of the table for players to use. Play begins with the player left of the button and another round of betting will follow. You can raise, call, or fold accordingly.

The Turn, River and Showdown

The fourth and fifth community cards in Omaha Poker – like Texas Hold’em – are known as the Turn and River respectively. After the Flop, the fourth community card is dealt. Play begins with the player left of the button and betting continues around the table with all active players in the round. Once the betting round for the Turn is complete, the fifth and final community card is dealt. This is known as the River card. The first active player left of the button commences the betting.

The showdown ensues when there is more than 1 player remaining after the final betting round. The final player to bet or raise will reveal his/her cards. If there were no bets in this round of play, the player clockwise from the dealer will reveal their cards. In Omaha Poker, the best 5-card hand wins the pot. Recall that 2 hole cards and 3 community cards must be used to form the best 5 card hand. Once the round of play is complete, the button moves in a clockwise fashion around the table and that person becomes the new dealer.