How to Start a Private Lobby, Invite Friends, & Important Features

Many “play with friends” poker websites and apps are complicated, require logins, or are riddled with bugs. That’s why we created the private lobby poker experience (aka. play with friends), allowing you to start a game quickly and easily, without registering. Since the launch of private lobbies, we’ve had over 2 million hands played – thanks to all! We designed private lobbies to be as simple as possible to start a game and invite your friends/family. We’ve streamlined the process into a few simple steps.

How to start a game

  1. On our homepage, select “play with friends,” which will send you to the start lobby page. 
  2. Enter your username and set the lobby stack amount (between $1,000 and $50,000), then click “start lobby.” 
  3. Share the game link with your friends. 
  4. As they join, you can accept or reject them. 
  5. Once everyone’s, click “start game” and enjoy playing!

Important features

  • Game Settings – The admin can customize blinds and timers, limit player seats, and adjust decision and showdown times.
  • User Preferences – Choose between a 2-color or 4-color deck and control sound level.
  • Joining during the game – New players can join the lobby at any time, up to a maximum of 10 players.
  • Exiting – Players can leave the lobby at any time.
  • Kicking – The admin has the ability to remove a player at any time.
  • Modifying stacks – The admin can adjust the stacks of individual players and the lobby stack.
  • Switching admin – The admin can transfer admin rights to another player.
  • Max player count – Play with up to 10 players.
  • Chat – Send messages and emojis, with each player assigned a unique color.

We hope this clarifies things for any of you who were having trouble starting lobbies or were unsure of some of the features.

Now… Let’s get this poker game started! 👏