The amount of money or chips that a player has contributed or expects to contribute to the pot in a particular hand.
EXAMPLE: "A lot of novice players will base their play on their investment rather than on other measures such as pot odds or implied odds. It can be difficult to fold a hand when you've already put a lot into the pot, but sometimes that is the best play."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
The total amount spent on buy-in and add ons for a tournament.
EXAMPLE: "I put in an $11 investment for a small online sit and go tournament, but ended up not placing in the money."