Money matches typically have the same format as tournament matches, and are generally either best two out of three or best three out of five. They also often include stage and character counterpicking as well. Each player usually puts up an amount between US$1 and $20, although there are cases of money matches for more, or for non monetary items, such as food.
Money matches are often jokingly referred to as "cash battles". The pro smasher, KoreanDJ, is well known for the amount of money matches he played.