What is another word for penny ante?

112 synonyms found


[ pˈɛni ˈantiː], [ pˈɛni ˈantiː], [ p_ˈɛ_n_i_ ˈa_n_t_iː]

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How to use "Penny ante" in context?

An ante is a small bet placed on a game of chance, typically with coins. Believed to date back to ancient Greece, the practice of placing an ante on a game of chance is said to have originated with the ancient Roman game of robinsonades. A player would bet a certain number of coins ahead of time, with the potential to gain additional coins by winning the game. Antes became very popular in English gambling houses in the 18th century, where they were used to reduce the percentage of money bet by the house. They are still commonly used in modern poker and casino games.

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