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"S" Terms

Scared Money

  1. Noun

    A player who is so nervous about losing that the player's decision-making is negatively impacted.

    EXAMPLE: "I was playing against scared money. I ended up winning quite a bit by bullying my opponent out of the pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    Chips or money that a player does not wish to wager but that is still part of the player's bankroll; chips or money that a player is especially nervous about the prospect of losing.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A player may have scared money either because that person is playing higher stakes than typical or because the player has been on a losing streak to the point of having only a small bankroll remaining.

    EXAMPLE: "My opponent was playing with scared money."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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