One of the largest U.S. online poker rooms introduced a new game to its players over the last few days. Global Poker, a sweepstakes-based, online poker room available in 49 states, announced last week that it had introduced Omaha Hi/Lo tables.
The unveiling of the popular form of Omaha means that Global Poker now has four distinct types of ring games available to players: Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Crazy Pineapple. Global Poker Omaha Hi/Lo Sit N Gos and tournaments are not available at this time.
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Omaha Hi/Lo games popular out of the gate
Omaha Hi/Lo tables are available for both Gold Coin and Sweeps Coins players using either currency. Since the launch of these games, players have shown significant interest in Omaha Hi/Lo with over a dozen tables filled on Sunday night.
The Global Poker 8-handed games feature tables with limits ranging from SC 0.10/SC 0.20 up to SC 5/SC 10. Most of the games that are populated are at limits of SC 1/SC 2 and below, but we have seen the occasional higher limit game pop-up as well.
When we checked on Sunday night we saw an impressive selection of Pot Limit Omaha games:
- SC 0.10/SC 0.20 (3 tables)
- SC 0.25/SC 0.50 (2 tables)
- SC 0.50/SC 1.00 (0 tables)
- SC 1/SC 2 (4 tables)
Perhaps most surprising is the interest from players in the non-microstakes limits. Whether this activity is based on enthusiasm for the new games or an indication of long-term loyalty to the game, remains to be seen.
Get a Global Poker account
If you have been waiting to sign-up for Global Poker because of their lack of Omaha Hi/Lo games, now is your chance to get in on the action.
Sign-up today and receive a $20 free Gold Coin package after your account is verified. If you wish to make a purchase, for $20 you can receive 40 in Bonus Sweeps coins and 200,000 Gold Coins.