History of Omaha Poker

Poker is an extremely popular card game where people make bets to win money. Bets are made on the pots containing money or chips and are placed in the center of the poker table. Different players bet into the pot with either completely or partly hidden cards but the player with the best combination of poker cards wins the pot in the end.

The history of poker dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is considered to be originated in New Orleans which was a French Colony at that time. The game of poker started gaining fame around 1811. It was initially played with the help of 20 cards including aces, kings, queens, jacks and tens.

The game of poker has been played for centuries. Its different types emerged with the passage of time as a result of the changing tastes and desires of the players. Some of its popular variations include Texas Hold'em, Omaha Poker, Pai Gow Poker and 5 Card Draw, though other forms are also present.

Omaha poker is one of the most popular variations of Poker. It is played in thousands of casinos all over the world. Although many ideas have been presented about it, but unluckily, the accurate history of Omaha Poker is not known as it has not been around for many years. However it is generally believed that Omaha Poker was not in fact invented in Omaha. So it didn’t get its name on the basis of its origin. It was first played in a casino of Las Vegas in1982 and gained instant popularity among players. The main reasons for its fame were that a huge amount of money could be wined by this game and it was quite easy to learn and play. It soon became the basic game of casino life due to these facts.

Some poker games quite similar to Omaha Poker have been played before its emergence and are considered to contribute to the history of Omaha Poker but these were played with different names. The players used to deal with 4 or 5 personal cards while playing these games.