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Juice

In the context of sports betting, the term juice or vigorish (vig) is used to refer to the commission taken by bookmakers for accepting a wager.

Why Do Bookmakers Take Juice?

Juice is necessary for risk-management and neutrality purposes. It allows bookmakers to take a guaranteed profit, regardless of the outcome of the match. At the same time, it lowers the vested interest a gambling venue has in the outcome of a sporting event, which helps ensure the neutrality of the bookmaker.

Synonyms for the term juice: the cut, the under-juice, the vigorish, the house edge, the take, the margin, and others.

Juice:

  • The commission taken by bookmakers for accepting a wager.

commission taken by bookmakers

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