If you activate any felt, deck, and chips at once in mid tournament, the characters will be confused as the host explains what the inventory's theme has become. Note: The Portal explanation is provided by GLaDOS who remarks that nothing can possibly go wrong. When in a theme, its active conversations will generally revolve around it. For example, the Portal theme features Aperture Science-based conversations; the Venture theme features Venture Brothers and Brock conversations.
Winning a tournament with a theme in place results in the corresponding special ending:
Army Of Darkness theme: The player is given a potion (three sips of the potion will put him or her to sleep until the next tournament. Upon taking three sips the host reconsiders if it was two or three sips. The player blacks out to awaken at the table with everyone (including GLaDOS). Sam says "Hope you like alien invasions." The player blacks out, and Brock says "I told you these fake beards were a bad idea". This is a reference to the alternate ending to Army Of Darkness, where two sips of the potion has Ash waking up in a cave in his own time; however, he takes three sips, and wakes up to a post-apocalyptic world.
Borderlands 2 theme: The host congratulates the player, and says he has a great deal of experience points. A Borderlands 2 objective complete menu will appear with the following: "Goal: Defeat 4 worthless Skags, Experienced Earned: 1, Money earned: 100,000".
Portal theme: GlaDos asks if the player thinks they are clever for winning but to consider their opponents: a steroid freak with rage issues (Brock Sampson), a horny robot (Claptrap), a cripple (Ash Williams), and a dog (Sam), and even then the player needed luck. She then says she would like to see how the player would perform under difficult conditions, and drops several Portal turrets which are aimed at the player. Before saying she was just kidding and that she would never kill the player... in public, the turrets start playing techno music. This is a reference to the end of Portal 2 where Chell is confronted by three turrets while trapped in an elevator on the way to the surface, but instead of attacking, they begin performing a massive opera.
Sam And Max 25th Anniversary theme: Max appears and gives the player a huge kiss, leaving a black lipstick stain on the screen. Sam remarks that Max does not even like the gender of your character. Max ignores Sam and asks you to call him.
Venture Brothers theme: The host insists Brock Sampson do the Team Venture sign. Despite his reluctance, he eventually gives in and a television show-style episode title appears called "The Wagers Of Sin Are Doom".
Each theme has the first player eliminated removed in a special way:
Army Of Darkness Ash and Sam: Max reads the Necronomicon wrong. It then flies around the room and devours the character who busted.
Borderlands 2 Ash: GLaDos says Ashley Williams has been eliminated or he will be in a minute. Steve (the character on the cover of Borderlands and Borderlands 2) drops down on the stage and opens fire with a confetti rocket. Ash gets knocked on the ground. Ash complains that if they wanted him to leave they could have just asked.
Borderlands 2 Brock: Steve drops down and shoots Brock with the confetti cannon. Brock says to excuse him, and exits the screen. Steve can be heard saying a nervous "Heyooo" before the sounds of a pummeling are heard.
Borderlands 2 Claptrap: Claptrap imitates the demise of Jesse James telling Steve to do what he has to do. Steve shoots Claptrap with a confetti cannon and lets out a mournful "Heyoooo", which Claptrap dismisses as he gets up and calls Steve a drama queen.
Borderlands 2 Sam: Steve puts a hand on Sam's shoulder. Max growls and Sam says "You crack me up, Steve", then the three of them leave to hang out together.
Portal Ash and Sam: GLaDOS opens a portal underneath them and another on the wall in the back of the inventory.
Sam And Max 25th Brock: Max leaps on Brock's head and begins chewing on him. Brock does not take much notice other than showing mild annoyance.
Sam And Max 25th Sam: The time machine from Sam And Max: Season 2 appears, and another version of Sam and Max asks them to join them on an adventure.
As the player goes down the stairs, hanging on the wall is a picture of the cast from the original Poker Night At The Inventory.
In the opening sequence, as the player is walking through the halls of the building, you will see a man carrying something into a door for a brief moment. The character is Doug from The Walking Dead: Episode 1. The player has to save either him or a female reporter named Carley from zombies. Most people chose Carley over Doug, explaining why he gets the cameo.
In the opening sequence, when the player meets Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers, Bandit is thrown out of the room. Brock says it was a good game, and that he will see him next week. That character was a bandit in The Walking Dead: Episode 2, in which he shoots another bandit for stealing food, and later gets shot by Lily in The Walking Dead: Episode 3 while Lee distracts him.
Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:
- One Hand Clapping (10 points): Won a hand.
- I Tournament to Do That (15 points): Won a tournament.
- We'll Drink to That (10 points): Purchased a drink.
- Felt Up (10 points): Purchased a felt.
- Chip on Your Shoulder (10 points): Purchased a set of chips.
- Joint Venture (25 points): Unlocked the Venture Bros theme.
- Border Crossing (25 points): Unlocked the Borderlands theme.
- Army Surplus (25 points): Unlocked the Army of Darkness theme.
- Sam to the Max (25 points): Unlocked the Sam & Max theme.
- This Was a Triumph (25 points): Unlocked the Portal theme.
- Orb 'n' Legends (20 points): The Orb is yours, for better or for worse.
- Trophy Wife (20 points): Are you now Character of the Year?
- Book 'Em (20 points): You now own the scariest book in history.
- Banjo Hero (20 points): Sam's banjo is now yours.
- Personality Goes a Long Way (20 points): You won a Personality Core. Try not to drop it down the incinerator.
- We Are the 1% (55 points): You've won a million dollars.
- Unlock all the Things (55 points): You've unlocked every poker item in the game.
- Deck the Halls (10 points): Bought your first deck.
- I Tournament to Do That (15 points): Won a tournament.