Examples of vig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in all of these wagers, a gambler has to give up a small fee for the honor, known as the vigorish, or vig. Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News, 12 Feb. 2024 The typical vig is an $11 bet that would return a $10 profit. Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News, 12 Feb. 2024 Notably, the Circa Sportsbook within Golden Gate did not charge a vig for the first day of operation and took in more than $800,000. Ian Firstenberg, Chicago Tribune, 11 Apr. 2023 There is no escape from over and under, spread, the vig, parlay, a dime, a nickel—on and on goes the instruction, which, at its core, is grooming young minds to become gamblers. WSJ, 15 Feb. 2023 What Apple is asking for here is not its typical cut on sales—the company already collects its usual vig when someone buys or sells an NFT. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 2 Dec. 2022 These percentages eclipse 100 due to the vig, which is the cut a bookmaker takes for facilitating bets. Alex Kay, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The market strongly endorsed under 7 wins, as judged by a vig as high as -140. Christopher Smith, al, 19 Oct. 2021 The vig is the financial magic that powers sportsbooks. Christopher Smith, al, 1 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vig was in 1968

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“Vig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vig. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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