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Why Interest In PLO Cash Games Is Growing In Cincinnati

Updated: May 2, 2023

You may have experienced it at one of your home games, in a poker club, or at the casino. You'll be playing No Limit Hold'em and someone at the table will bring up the topic of Pot Limit Omaha. You have heard the term and maybe know the basic rules about it. Never played it though. You then start to ask yourself why it seems there are more and more people who are playing PLO and are trying to convince people to try PLO games.

The short answer of course is that it is something different. NLH has been the dominant game in the poker world for so long that it makes sense players would want to try something else and mix up the experiences. The longer answer may have a bit more to it than that.

In this humble writers opinion, the desire for games like Pot Limit Omaha is the natural progression of any structure of game. When a game like NLH gets to the point where there is a near perfect way to play it, the game becomes boring. PLO on the other hand has chaos in it. The hands are crazy, the pots are big, there's action. Simply put, PLO feels like what NLH used to feel like when it first exploded onto the scene back in the early 2000's.

The truth is, unless you are a pro poker player you want to have fun when you play. NLH is slowly but surely becoming like chess. Not in so far that there isn't a part of the game that is out of your hands. That will always remain in the game. It's becoming more like chess in so far that the meta has become so refined, that a professional player can actually play a near perfect level of play. To the point where it's like you are playing a robot.

PLO may find itself ending up with the same fate. Where people figuring it out the point where there is a right way to play it. Until then, it brings back that rush that a lot of players want. That feeling of not knowing exactly what is going to happen, because that's what PLO is all about. You could flop the nuts and know deep down inside that it still won't be enough.

And so it will continue to grow. We predict that more and more players in the Cincinnati are will want to give PLO a try. If you are going to give it a try we recommend trying a lower stakes game like a 1/2 PLO before jumping into anything bigger. PLO is a game where there is a lot of swings and you can find yourself losing your shirt very easily, so make sure you have your bankroll management in order.

Where Can You Play PLO?

If you are in the Cincinnati area you can come try it at our club when we are spreading a game. We're in the West Chester area at 4844 Union Center Pavilion Drive. You can also email us or reach out on Facebook with any questions you have for us.

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