Hello all and welcome to our new feature: The Omaha 8 Surgery – the place where we answer your questions about Omaha hi lo. We begin with a question from Daniel B. of Dallas, Texas. ‘I’m looking forward to my first ever trip to Vegas next week. Can you tell me where is the best place to play Omaha hi lo poker in Vegas?
Thank you Daniel for our very first question. I (Iggy) try to visit Vegas at least once a year and I’m a very big fan of The Orleans. A couple of miles off the strip, in my view it’s the best place to play Omaha hi lo poker in Vegas. If you play at the Orleans then you can expect friendly dealers who know the game inside out, a great tournament structure and round the clock Omaha 8 cash games (usually played at $4/$8). There are also twice weekly 08 and a weekly HORSE tournament. See here for the latest tournament schedule.
I also rate The Venetian very highly. One of the most popular poker rooms on the strip, the venue is plush, the dealers high quality and the choice of games varied. Most days you can find $4/8 and $8/16 cash games running. On weekends the game may play up to $30/60. The only thing it lacks in my view is a regular 08 tournament.
Neither Alexis23o or I have played Omaha hi lo poker outside Vegas but if you are interested in options outside LV, please have a look at the comprehensive thread from our friends at Two Plus Two. There is a wide choice of games and limits from across the United States. All we need to do now is spread the word to Europe.