Published: 02.11.2022

Sports betting vig

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What does vig mean in sports betting?

The vig (short for vigorish) in sports betting is the house edge. Though “house edge” is a more common term in the casino world, it gives us important context here. In sports betting, the vig is how a sportsbook makes money. Sports betting sites need to turn a profit, so they work a slight advantage into each bet.

What does 5% vig mean?

Poker. In pai gow poker, a 5% commission charged on all winning bets is referred to as vigorish. Unlike baccarat, the commission is paid after each winning bet, either by the player handing in the amount from his stack of chips, or by having the vig deducted from the winnings.

What is a typical vig?

Vigorish or "the vig" is typically 4.55% of all moneys wagered, paid to the bookmaker as a fee. Both the winning and losing side of a bet are charged vigorish, but the winner pays for both. The total vigorish therefore paid by the winner is 9.1 percent of the amount wagered.

What is a 10% vig?

This number is commonly known as the “vig,” short for vigorish, or the “juice” on the bet. It's the price a sportsbook charges for taking the bet. In most cases when it comes to point spread betting, the number will be -110, which equates to a 10% vig or juice.

What does 7% vig mean?

“Vig” is short for vigorish, aka juice. If you take out a loan from a loan shark, expect to pay interest, and probably a lot of it.

What does 8% vig mean?

The answer is simple. You pay for the bookmaker's services through what is known as juice, the cut, or the vig – short for vigorish, a term that comes from a Russian word meaning “winnings.” The industry standard for vig is 10 percent, which means that for every $1.10 you wager, you can take $1 in winnings.

Do you pay vig if you win?

Vig, or vigorish, is the cut or amount charged by a sportsbook for taking a bet, also known as juice in slang terms. The sportsbook only collects the vig if the bettor loses the wager. For example, a point spread is often listed with -110 odds. If the Eagles are -6.5 point favorites, that would be at -110 odds.

Why do bookies charge a vig?

Vig is short for vigorish, and the two terms are interchangeable. The amount of the vig is part of the odds for all bets. Essentially, the vig is the equivalent of a fee or commission that online sportsbooks charge. It helps to make sure that the book makes money regardless of how a game goes.

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