What is Dead Money in Poker?

1 minute

Last Updated: January 9, 2024

Dead Money

Dead money in a poker game are all of the chips that are in the pot that don’t belong to any active player or are from a player who is likely to fold. This phrase can also be used to refer to a bad player who has low winning chances, as their money will stay dead on the table.

Dead Money Poker Example:

After your raise, several players who previously bet drop out. As their blinds and bets remain dead, you and the remaining players get improved pot odds, since you can win more money than just what all of you can contribute with your bets.

<< View All Poker Terms

Disclaimer: content on mypokercoaching.com may contain affiliate links to online gambling operators and other sites. When you use our affiliate links, we may earn a commission based on our terms of service, but that does not influence the content on the site since we strictly follow our editorial guidelines. Learn more about how we make money and why we always stick to unbiased content. All content on this site is intended for those 21 or older or of legal gambling age in their jurisdiction.

Copyright © iBetMedia UAB. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced or distributed without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.