vigorish


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an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest

a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster

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6) Previous studies that examine futures markets in betting use the same method to spread the vigorish evenly among the competitors (Chung & Hwang, 2010; Leitner, Zeileis, & Hornik, 2010).
Unfortunately, he sometimes strikes a self-congratulatory note, as in "Prospero Without his Magic," where Prospero obviously serves as an authorial double, and we perceive that Gilbert is praising himself when he praises him: "He knows/that loneliness is our craft, that death is/God's vigorish.
By channeling funds through the SREs, local Communist Party officials can select which borrowers gain access to credit on what terms, and extract their share of the vigorish, but the effect on the financial soundness of Chinese banks is horrendous.
His chief macher, Ted Stein banjaxed the airport's vigorish schmear, leaving Hahn tatterdemalion and his campaign shambollicked.
Depending on the risk, the shy may grant him the loan at an interest rate or vigorish of up to 20 per cent.
Mixed in with discussions about the "vig" (the vigorish, or interest) and the "tab" (the principal on a debt), there is Scarfo boasting to another young wiseguy about his new computer.
However, it would be possible for unfair bets to become more than fair as participation in a single drawing changes if the government did not extract huge taxes in the form of vigorish and personal income taxes.