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Alternate Term: Donation

  1. Verb

    To make a wager that has little or no chance of succeeding; to raise, rereaise, or call despite a negative expected value.

    EXAMPLE: "I typically like to vary my playing style since it keeps my opponents guessing, but when I play online I usually just play tightly. It is worth waiting for a good hand because there are so many maniacs that there is always someone who will donate when I raise."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  1. Noun

    Money wagered by a player who has little chance of winning; money wagered despite a negative expecred value; dead money.

    EXAMPLE: A player who wants to give the impression of having a weak hand might say "I'll put in a donation."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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