Omaha is often played high-low split. The player may use any combination of exactly two holecards and exactly three boardcards for the high hand and another (or the same) combination of exactly two holecards and exactly three boardcards for the low hand.
- All the rules of Omaha apply to Omaha high-low split except as below.
- A qualifier of 8-or-better for low is used. This means to win the low half of the pot, a player’s hand at the showdown must have five cards of different ranks that are an eight or lower in rank. (An ace is the highest card and also the lowest card.) If there is no qualifying hand for low, the best high hand wins the whole pot.