No, not the penny-ante conspiracy Hillary Clinton first floated back in the 90s.
He should stop wasting his time taunting Rick Perry with penny-ante bets and put his lucre to good use.
He was lured into a game of penny-ante poker, which assumed, before the game was finished, extensive proportions.
Its nothing but penny-ante, with a ten-cent limit; just enough to make it interesting, you know.
: 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]