Tired of playing nothing but Texas Hold'em poker? Try out these games in your home game. Some are also offered in casinos and online.
1. OmahaOmaha is a lot like Texas Holdem on first glance, but there are some important (and fun) differences. Just as in Hold'em, it's a community card game, with players sharing the cards on the board, but unlike Hold'em, each player is dealt 4 hole or down cards, and must use exactly 2 cards from his/her hole cards and 3 from the board to make a 5-card poker hand.
This poker game is found on almost all online poker sites and in many casinos.
seven card stud hi/lo.
4. RazzSpeaking of seven-card stud... Razz poker is a variation of seven-card stud played only for low. It will likely become either your most beloved or most detested game of all time, but I hope that it joins your favorites as it has mine. If you're ever playing in a HORSE poker game, it's the R, and you can find it online, too.
five-card draw (which is a great game to add in its own right), torture your fellow players and please your bankroll by introducing Deuce-to-seven Triple Draw. It is five-card draw played for the "worst" hand, and you get to draw three times. It seems complicated at first, but is quite easy to play once you master the rules. The strategy? I'm still working on it myself while I practice over at Pokerstars.