Then he treated to cigarettes, and we all went back to our game of penny ante.
He called the other maverick schools he'd given grants, and the penny ante commercial organizations he'd set on their feet.
I couldn't blow in until after work, but even as late as it was, I won $4.90 at penny ante, and it tickled me most to death.
I'll ride you any race you like, anywhere you like and at any time; provided it's a gentleman's game and not penny ante.
Two of the Gang ambled in with noisy proposals in regard to a game of poker, penny ante, but the thought of cards bored him.
: I despised his penny-ante ideas
A trivial transaction; a cheap offer, arrangement, etc (1935+)
[fr the minimal ante required in a cheap poker game]