In The Money

word type: poker slang

  1. When a poker player has lasted long enough to be guaranteed a payout in a poker tournament.


A poker player is said to be "in the money" when he or she guarantees himself a payout by lasting long enough in a tournament. Often times in big field tournaments a minimum of the top 10% will be "in the money" and be paid a prize.

Used in a Sentence

Doyle Brunson: "So how did Phil Ivey do at this year's World Series of Poker?"

Norman Chad: "Ivey had an amazing 8 in the money finishes."

Doyle Brunson: "Sweet!"