Regulated Nevada online poker room Ultimate Poker has rolled out real-money Omaha cash games.
Quietly debuting in the client Wednesday night, currently only 6-max PLO tables of $1/2 and 10c/25c are spread, presumably to test the waters. Omaha 8 tables will launch soon, and more stakes could come later as Hold’em games are currently spread from 1c/2c up to $10/20.
The introduction of Omaha games addresses one of the most frequent requests from Ultimate Poker customers.
It also brings it closer in line with its first Nevada competitor, WSOP.com, which debuted with Hold’em, Omaha and Stud games when it launched last month.
Currently there are no Omaha Sit & Go or schedule tournaments, and there is no way to filter these tables in the lobby.
The poker room launched a major software update in September which fixed various software issues, and brought with it resizable tables, new avatars and its VIP program, Color Up. The poker room is now pushing out more frequent incremental updates.
Last night’s upgrade also addressed many other frequent complaints: There are new red card backs, so its clearer to see who is still in the hand, fonts have been changed in the chat box for increase legibility, and rebuy tournaments are back.
Ultimate Poker still maintains a narrow lead over WSOP in terms of average concurrent cash game players, although this gap is closing. Both are preparing to expand their online poker operations with the launch of online gaming in the state of New Jersey next month.