PokerStars has launched four new Omaha games which are being rolled out across the company’s shared liquidity and segregated market sites for real and play money.
The company said that they are the first new games to be added to the client since Badugi was introduced in October 2008.
PokerStars will roll out 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo over the next couple of days which will be available to play for real and play money.
“Hopefully these games will be a great success and more people around the world will find them fascinating,” said Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden, who is a 5 Card Omaha specialist.
PokerStars said that it is innovating to provide the greatest range of games online to players of all levels and these latest offerings build on the increased popularity of Omaha and mixed games.
All four games will be available at 6-Max tables across the following stakes: Pot Limit – $0.10/$0.25 to $200/$400 and Fixed Limit (5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo and Courchevel Hi/Lo) – $1/$2 to $1,000/$2,000.
In the two variant games 5 Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, five hole cards are dealt to each player instead of the usual four in Omaha, but players must still use exactly two from their hand and three community cards to make the best five-card hand.
Courchevel differs from other community card-based games in that each person is dealt five cards and the first card of the flop is then dealt face up before the first round of betting. The game then reverts to regular 5 Card Omaha with each player using exactly two of their five hole cards to make the best five-card hand.