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
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."