Any non-tournament game played for real money.
EXAMPLE: "After having a bad run in tournament play, I decided to go back to cash games for a while to rebuild my bankroll. It isn't as hit or miss as tournament play, especially compared to the tournaments with a steep payout structure."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Ring Game
RELATED TERMS: Buy-in, Scared Money, Table Stakes