vigorish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vigorish a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
    • n vigorish an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
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Usage

In literature:

Big gambling layouts know within minutes if a table is not making its vigorish.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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