vigorish :

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

  • Since then, governmental apologies are expected to come with a little vigorish attached.
  • The "vigorish," or interest rate, on these loans makes the bank prime look like a fire-sale bargain: $300 on $1,000 borrowed for 13 weeks, or 120% a year; $150 a week on a $5,000 .
  • The "vigorish," or profit, is estimated at $1,000,000 a week.
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  • Jonathan vs. Vegas: NFL Week 1
    Reporter-News sports writer Jonathan Marshall has been given a hypothetical $500 to wager on the National Football League throughout the 2013 season. This column is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to promote illegal wagering. A 10 percent vigorish fee is subtracted from each winning wager.
    Sept. 8, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News

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