Action: a player's turn to act by placing a bet, check, raise or fold.
Bet, Check, Raise, Fold: once the game is in action and each player has placed their bets in the pot they have four options to play. A player can choose to check, meaning that action passes without increasing their bet or putting money in the pot; call which means that a player matches the bet in pot by placing the amount equal to bet; raise by putting twice the amount of bet into the pot or fold, which happens when a player surrenders their cards because of automatically have lost the hand.
Blinds: can either be Little or Big, referring to forced bets that begin the action in flop games. Little Blinds represents the player to the left immediate to the dealer button while Big Blinds being the player immediately after the next to the dealer button. These blinds contribute towards a player's total investment for the first round of betting, playing without blinds would make the game less attractive to bet on.
The Flop: refers of the initial betting round where the dealer plays three face up cards termed community cards and also known as the flop.
Community Cards: refers to cards dealt face up and can be utilised in any form to complete a winning poker hand.
Dealer Button: refers to the round disk used to determine which player is the provisional dealer. The dealer button rotates in a clockwise direction with betting opening from the player to the immediate left of the dealer button. Rotating the dealer button guarantees that each players get an advantage by placing their hand last while other have revealed their cards, making it easier to choose a raise, fold or check.
The Pot: represents the centre table where all bets and raises are collected.
The Turn: is that 4th community card played after betting on the flop is complete. The turn represents the third of betting at twice the stakes of the first two rounds.
The River: refers to the 5th community card dealt at the last round of betting. Once a river card is revealed all dealing is done and the pot is split amongst winning hands.
Conduct of the Game: Omaha Hi-Lo is played with regular deck which is shuffled each time a new game begins. Then the dealer button is set on standby, blinds ready for posting and the action begins with four cards dealt face down to every participating player at the poker table.
Pre-Flop: can used as an advantage by each player having a late position at the poker table, as the rest of the players reveal their intentions and the last player is able to strategise accordingly. Thus, the dealer button rotates in a clockwise direction giving each player the advantage to view other's hands before playing. The rotation result in equally trading places between players from blinds, early, middle and late position. Pre-Flop betting is set at the lower limit with players allowed to place a single bet and three raises per round.