What this article covers:
- What is Poker Night?
- Poker Night FAQ
What is Poker Night?
The Poker Night Activity is a Texas hold 'em style game we developed here at Discord. You can play with up to 7 players total per game (you + 6 others), and have up to 17 additional spectators max.
Starting Poker Night In Discord
There are many different ways you can launch Poker Night in the Discord app for you and your friends! Whether in a server’s voice channel or in a direct message, you can check out Activities on Discord for instructions on how to start any Activity.
Before starting any Discord Activity on Desktop, please make sure to turn on Hardware Acceleration in User Settings > Advanced.
How To Play
1. Join the table!
- If there's an open spot, join the game by pressing JOIN TABLE.
- Add bots to any remaining empty seats, if you'd like.
Note: If you want to play the high-stakes Showdown Mode, toggle this mode in the Table Settings.
2. Judge your hand and place your bets!
- Use the dealer cards to create your best five-card hand.
- Check, Bet, and Fold your way through the round.
3. Collect your winnings!
- The best hand at the end of the round wins the pot!
What Is The Poker Shop?
In the latest update in February 2023 we replaced the Gift Tokens feature with a new in-game Poker Shop where you can claim free content packs or purchase content packs to customize your gameplay with stickers, card backs, dealer skins, and themes. You'll use real currency to purchase anything in the Poker Shop.
What Are Content Packs?
Content Packs are bundles of in-game cosmetic content with a theme. For example, the Lucky Stars Content Pack has dealer skins, stickers, and card backs.
Some Content Packs will be free to claim while others require purchasing with real currency.
What Is Showdown Mode?
In Showdown Mode players must buy in using funds from their chip reserve. When leaving the game, winnings are deposited into the player's chip reserve. The chip reserve is used to rank players in the same server on the Showdown Leaderboard.
The winner of the previous Showdown Leaderboard Season gains the crown to be worn for the duration of the current Season.
Note: In an update in February 2023, levels were reset and are no longer associated with Showdown Mode rankings. The level is now tied to the user, and will be displayed at all times as a number next to their player avatar.
Poker Night FAQ
Q: Why is Discord adding games into voice channels?
A: We started Discord because we are all about bringing people together around gaming. As Discord has grown, we've seen more and more people use Discord to come together around games. For instance, we’ve seen people use Discord to not only play League but also to hang out and play more casual, social games with friends like Jackbox and Among Us.
For more information about Activities on Discord, go here!
Q: What is Poker Night?
A: Poker Night is a Texas hold 'em style game with up to 7 other players.
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to launch or play Poker Night.
Q: How do I play?
A: To start a game, first join one of the voice channels. Once there, you should see the Activity Launcher (it looks like a rocket ship) in the voice channel controls. Click the Activity Launcher to open the Activity Shelf," and then select "Poker Night".'
Q: If I buy something in Poker on one server, will my purchases transfer when Poker is played on other servers?
A: Yes, whatever you buy when playing on a server will be usable in Poker Night on any other servers that have Poker Night unlocked. What you buy is associated with your Discord user account.
Q: Are there any paid features in the game?
A: We offer a couple of paid extras in the game, but they are all centered around adding customization and themes. These extras do not change the flow of the game or add any external benefit outside of being cosmetic and fun.
Q: Where can I report bugs and problems with the game?
A: Check out our Bug Report article to access the form here: https://dis.gd/bugs Make sure to follow the form when submitting a report for any issues you experience with Activities.
Q: I bought something in the Activity, can I get a refund?
A: If you purchased content in Poker Night, any purchases you made in Poker Night from February 1, 2022 to October 3, 2022 will be refunded as we move activities to other servers. We do not offer refunds for other In-App Purchases, as listed in our Refund Policy.
Q: My question isn't listed, what do I do?
A: If all is lost, please submit a ticket to our support team at https://dis.gd/contact