PokerStars introduces Omaha Week

Make room for two more cards, PokerStars players, because PokerStars is about to turn you into a four-card poker player. March 25-31 is Omaha Week at PokerStars, and if you've ever wanted to try your hand at the wild and crazy game, now's the time. When Omaha Week gets rolling, you're going to see new guaranteed tourneys, special happy hours, a deposit bonus, and a give-away for an EPT Omaha tournament seat.

To kick off Omaha Week, PokerStars is going to give you a taste of the game with special 5-FPP tournaments that offer a $500 prize pool. It's a very cheap way to get a feel for what it's like to play Omaha in a tournament format, and you could end up making some real cash.

Once you feel comfortable, hit up the Omaha tables at 04:00, 10:00, 16:00 and 22:00 ET for Omaha Happy Hours where you can earn 50% more VIP Player Points and Frequent Player Points.

If you feel like funding your account during this time, a $20 deposit between 05:00 ET on March 19 and 23:59 ET on March 31 using the code OMAHA will get you three $1.50 Omaha tournament tickets. You can use those to get into satellites to the new daily Omania tourneys. Buy-ins start at $5.50. There will be more than $35,000 in guaranteed prize money every day.

Finally, if you think you have what it takes, there will be a special $55 Saturday Omaha tourney March 30 at 9am ET that will award a a seat to the PLO event at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final worth €5,300 to the winner. All details can be found on the official Omaha Week page.

Once you're comfortable with Omaha, get ready for some even wilder action. PokerStars is also introducing two brand new games to its software: 5 Card Omaha and Courchevel. PokerStars' Lee Jones has a full post about how to play those games here.

If you need some help getting started in the game, we've got four videos right here that will get you on the road to Omaha.

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Five-card Omaha and Courchevel














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