Originally Posted by switch0723
Also you bet pot on the basis that in plo there are so many draws and redraws on a single hand, that you need to bet pot to protect your hand as much as possible as well as try to not give your opponents odds to draw. But basically people use the pot button for normal bets so its just standard
Bingo. In a typical hold'em game, you can bet 3/4 pot and have villain make a terrible mistake by calling you with a flush draw. Often times in omaha, you can make a potsized bet, and villain will still be getting correct odds to call. There's just so many more draws out there.
There are situations to bet/raise less than pot. But PLO players just expect pot sized bets & raises. So if you're going to be betting for value, just go ahead and pot it. Also, if you're ever playing against a thinking player (few and far between at low limits), how are you ever going to be able to represent a flush if you don't play your flushes fast as well?