Last week Party Poker decided to appeal to the action junkies who play on the online poker room by adding $25/$50 Pot Limit Omaha to its cash game offerings. The site, which is best known for hosting high stakes Limit Hold’em games during its heyday prior to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) has never really hosted such high stakes No Limit or Pot Limit games on the site prior to December.
Not only were the tables quickly packed with action-seeking players, they immediately generated lengthy waiting lists. Party Poker was quick to solve the problem though, introducing new tables in order to meet the demand. A Party Poker spokesperson commented on the popularity of the new cash game tables in an official press release:
“Demand meant we recently introduced a new $25/$50 Pot Limit Omaha table but since then we have had to open up more tables for high stakes action. We used to have big limit games but this is the biggest game we have had at for a long time. The high stakes action has picked up.”
While the site was quick to introduce additional $25/$50, there has been no word on whether or not higher stakes tables are in the poker room’s future. By comparison, Full Tilt Poker offers $50/$100, $100/$200, $200/$400, $300/$600 and $500/$1,000 PLO Tables. PokerStars offers $100/$200 and $200/$400 tables.
Omaha appears to be the high stakes game of choice these days, especially in light of the mysterious Isildur1’s recent bouts with just about every top online pro imaginable over on the Full Tilt tables. The recent $25,000 Heads-Up PLO Championship on the site, which was won by Andrew “Browndog19” Brown, also drew more attention to the higher stakes version of the game as of late. Brown is well known as one of the PLO regulars at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 on FTP. While most of the top players on Full Tilt can’t play on Party Poker because they reside in the United States, the popularity of the new PLO tables indicate that there are plenty of other players from elsewhere in the world who can afford taking some shots at the higher stakes.
Players who would like to take some shots at the new Omaha tables can also take advantage of the revamped player statistics offered by the site. Part of the recent software upgrade, the new stats system allows users to specify which game they want to examine stats for, including Omaha and Stud Hi/Lo games. The specifiable statistics breaks down how often players check, bet, raise, call and fold. Moreover, it breaks down at what point in a hand players fold.

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