Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 These percentages eclipse 100% due to the vig, which is the cut a bookmaker takes for facilitating your bet. Alex Kay, Forbes, 24 June 2021 In other words, the U.S., frustrated by Chinese behavior, has stooped to Chinese tactics, dictating without due process how businesses should operate—shamefully and inexplicably asking for a vig in the process. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 28 Aug. 2020 Trust me, BetMGM factored in the Heats’ O/U record when making their total and still have extra vig on the Under. Geoff Clark, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, 20 Dec. 2019 Odds last updated at 9 a.m. ET. Prediction Nuggets 131, Pelicans 109 The Nuggets (-182) are fairly heavy favorites on the road. Instead of laying the larger vig here, look to the line instead, which is a much better value. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, 31 Oct. 2019 In sports betting, the vigorish, or vig, is typically -110 for spread and total bets. Christopher Smith, al, 17 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 3 Dec. 2022.

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