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
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."