Whether you are a Superbowl betting player or someone who will be wagering on the UFC fights, knowing the basics of sports betting is crucial to your success and you may have heard the term “juice” thrown around. Here is a look at what juice is and how you can use it to your advantage.
First, the juice (also known as vig or vigorish) is what the sportsbooks charge to take your bet; call it a commission, if you will. MLB baseball is one of the sports where juice comes in handy and some books will even tailor their promotions toward having a low juice; chances are good that you’ll find numerous books that have a specific day for low juice.
Low juice is something that is taken advantage of by experienced sportsbook players because it doesn’t necessarily pay off right away, but over time it’ll be beneficial as you’ll save more money when you lose, which takes some of the sting out of a poor bet. Of course, there are benefits to winning on low juice, but if you’re on a bad run of luck, going with a sportsbook that has low juice will allow you to play for longer and gives you a chance to make that money back.
Do your research and shop around to find the books with the best low-juice specials, and with a little bit of work, you’ll learn how to make low juice pay off for your sports betting account.