PLO Game Rules

PLO Rules

PLO is very similar to Texas Hold’em with one game changing factor. Instead of two hole cards, each player is dealt four hole cards. In PLO, players must make the best possible hand with a combination of two from their hole cards and three from the community cards

PLO-5 Rules

PLO-5 is a variant of PLO game. All rules are similar to a normal PLO except that In PLO-5, players receive five hole cards instead four.

PLO-NL Rules

PLO-NL is a variant of PLO game. All rules are similar to a normal PLO game except that in PLO-NL, No Limit betting rules are applied after the flop.

Pot Limit

In Pot Limit Omaha (most popular form of Omaha Poker), the maximum a player can bet is the amount that is in the pot. For example, a $100 bet into a $100 pot.

However, during the pre-flop, the maximum a player can bet is the amount that is in the pot excluding the ante. For example, if the total pot is $100 and $20 is an ante, the maximum a player can bet is $80 on top of the player’s call amount.

Positions

The following are positions that you should know before playing the game.

Big blind
The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.

Small blind
The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.

Dealer
Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions.
The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.

Actions

Check

Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.

Bet

If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.

Raise

Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.

Call

Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.

All-in

Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.

Fold

To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.

Betting Rounds

Pre-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.

The-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.

The Turn

The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.

The River

The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.

The Showdown

The showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will take the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.

Player A loses

Player B wins

Big Hand Jackpot

Now just by playing Hold’em & Omaha cash games you have a chance at an instant cash prize!

Example of hand
Every time you make one of the following,

Royal Flush

Straight Flush

Four of a kind

you will hit the Big Hand Jackpot!

Pockets and suited connectors aren’t exactly hands that make your finger hover over the fold button, but now there’s an extra reward waiting for your ‘go big or go home’ style.

Skills and hard work aren’t the only things that bear fruit; aim big, and you’ll take home a fat prize for a little luck as well!

Hitting the Jackpot

Hit the Big Hand Jackpot by making one of the jackpot hands (Four of a kind, Straight Flush, or a Royal Flush) while satisfying the following requirements.

  1. Commit at least 15 big blinds to the pot before making the jackpot hand.

  2. Use two hole cards to make the jackpot hand.

  3. Use a pocket pair to make a Four of a kind, jackpot hand.

 

As long as you have satisfied the conditions, you will hit the jackpot regardless of who wins the hand and even if you decide to fold.

Additional Rules

  • Once you fold, your jackpot will not improve with hand progression.
  • If the amount you have committed to the pot is less than 15 big blinds at the time you make a jackpot hand, you will not qualify for the jackpot.
    • In the case above, your jackpot hand needs to improve on the street your committed amount becomes greater than 15 big blinds in order to qualify for the jackpot.
  • Example Case:
  • Once you have qualified for the jackpot, running the hand multiple times (RIMT) will not cancel the jackpot you have already earned.

    • Only the first set of cards dealt when RIMT will be considered for the jackpot.

    • Once you have qualified for the jackpot, hand improvements can only occur through the first set of cards dealt when RIMT.

  • Once you have qualified for the jackpot, leaving the table or disconnections will not cancel the jackpot you have already earned.

    • During a disconnection, if your hand happens to improve on a later street and qualifies as a jackpot hand, then you will be eligible for the jackpot.

    • For example, you flop a Straight Flush, but you get disconnected and auto-checked to the Turn/River where your hand improves to a Royal Flush.

Jackpot Payout

The Big Hand Jackpot payout differs based on the stakes from which the jackpot hit occurs.

All blinds share the same jackpot payout percentage, despite the jackpot being allocated differently for each blinds.

Jackpot payout percentage is as shown in the table below.

 
 
Jackpot HandHold'emPLOPLO-5
Royal Flush50%25%15%
Straight Flush20%10%6%
Four of a kind5%2.50%1.50%

Jackpot Fund

Both Hold’em and Omaha cash games will share the same jackpot fund, with its sole purpose being the prize pool for Big Hand Jackpot hits and its payouts.

The jackpot fund will continue to grow by reserving certain amounts from Hold’em and Omaha cash games.

In other words, your cash prize for hitting the jackpot will always be waiting!

Fund Accumulation

If the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 30 big blinds, the amount equivalent to 1 big blind will be reserved for the jackpot fund.

Hold’em Info

Currency

USD

Automatic conversion, No fee, XE.com mid-rate

Game Type

Hold’em

Table Max

6 Players

Blinds

SB, BB

Small Blind and Big Blind

Time to act

12 seconds

Players should act within this time unless time bank is activated.

Time Bank

30~45 seconds

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Disconnect Extra Time

2 minutes

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Minimum Players for Dealing

2 Players

Dealing will only start when minimum number of players are met

Details & Limitations

 

This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
Amount committed to the pot will still be in play in an event of a disconnection.

Terms & Conditions

 

  1. Players must meet the age requirement of 18 years or older to participate in this promotion.
  2. Prizes are awarded instantly at the end of the hand.
  3. Prizes will be equally awarded to all relevant players, should multiple players qualify for the jackpot in the same hand.
  4. Prizes will be awarded regardless of disconnections, if the player is confirmed to have qualified for the jackpot.
  5. 7XL reserves the right to modify or suspend the promotion at any time.
  6. Big Hand Jackpot does not apply to featured tables.
  7. If any players fall under suspicion of fraudulent activity, 7XL has the right to investigate and remove the players once it’s confirmed.
  8. The promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the site.

 

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