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Las Vegas Pot-Limit Omaha: The Future is Here

Small-stakes game officially born

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Oct 30, 2009


On Wednesday, July 22, I walked into the poker room at The Venetian with a plan. I asked to speak to the shift manager, Tracy Mendiola. I gave Tracy a copy of my new book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play, and told her that I had a specific structure in mind for a small-stakes pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game, and if The Venetian would accommodate that structure, we would play the game there on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Tracy agreed, and at a little after 8 o’clock the following night, small-stakes PLO in Las Vegas was officially born. Structure: $1-$2 blinds with a $5 bring-in ($200-minimum, $500-maximum buy-in) The structure is $1-$2 blinds with a $5 bring-in and a $200-minimum, $500-maximum buy-in. This game is aimed primarily at $2-$5 no-limit hold’em (NLHE) players, and to a lesser extent, $1-$2 NLHE players. With the exception of the blinds, it ...

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