What is reduced Juice?
One of the dumbest things you may hear a new sports bettor say is this: “I don’t care about the price. You only pay the vig when you lose.”
Now, technically they aren’t wrong. If you are betting on the sun coming up in the morning, you could bet -110 or -11000 and the risk amount is not going to matter. Of course these sports gambling rookies overlook two things. No.1 You could increase your to-win amount with the better price and No.2 EVERYONE LOSES. Most lose more than they win. If we didn’t lose sportsbooks wouldn’t be paying sites like this to advertise, and I’d probably be hammering nails somewhere instead of writing this review… and would be 50 lbs lighter… and have a tan… probably have a social life…and my kids might respect me. But whether you are the majority who lose, or the extreme minority that can beat the odds, the goal is still the same: When you do lose, lose less.
All new bettors need to understand the return on investment and know how much more bankroll they would have betting reduced margins instead of -110.
We hear from bettors all the time who feel so confident in an individual play that they skip line shopping or simply avoid moving funds to get the better price. Prior to kickoff they pump their fist and clap yelling “We Got This!” as if they are actually competing. It reminds me of that scene from Rocky IV where Stallone and Drago are taking turns eating punches but Rock don’t care how much damage he takes on because he’s going to come out ahead in the end. Defense is for losers.
Sportsbooks Reduced Juice Limits
|Sportsbooks||Reduced to||Maximums||Rebet Max||Overnight Deals||MLB 10c Line||Year Online||Note|
|5dimes||-105||$5,000||Immediately||MLB -102||up to -195||2000||Biggest Menu|
|Heritage||-105||$2000 to $5000||After Reviewed||MLB -102||up to -200||2001||VIP Service|
|Pinnacle||-105||$3000-30,000||After Reviewed||no||up to -140||2000||Best for Canadians|
|Lowvig||-105||$3,000-$5,000||No||no||up to -200||2012||BOL Group|
|Nitrogen||-105 to -108||5 bitcoins||No||no||up to -135||2014||Bitcoin Only|
5Dimes will often have the best line on one of the two teams in an event. With only 5 cents to work with a linesman can rarely stay within the market average. Predictem’s full 5dimes review covers why this sportsbook is among the best in the world. For value bettors, 5dimes simply is a must have. Without a funded 5dimes account you will likely pay more for your wager 33% of the time. 5Dimes essentially doesn’t have a bet limit. While each bet is capped in the neighborhood of $5,000, players can immediately rebet the line for subsequent $5,000 max wagers. Bove its great prices, 5Dimes is known for having the largest wagering menu.
Heritage actually offers a bonus and -108 reduced juice, however subscribing to the straight -105 lineset is the pro route. Like 5dimes, a reliable -105 sportsbook is a must-have. Heritage stands out from the pack in many ways but the ability to buy and sell multiple points per side is unique to Heritage. Heritage understands a slim margin on every half point is all it needs over the long haul. Adding the point buying and selling feature plus the reduced juice creates the feeling that Heritage is not trying to beat you for your money. They aim to offer a great service at a small margin.
Ever go into the dollar store and see something on the shelf for ten bucks? Yes, and boy is it stupid. Why call yourself the dollar store and sell things over a buck? I want to bring 10 things up to the register and hand the clerk 10 bucks! No change needed. Instead I walk around wondering how much all this cheap crap is like I’m at a garage sale… Well Lowvig understands my frustration. They realize with a name like that they can never hang lines at -110. Otherwise they would have to change their name to StandardVigAndSometimesLowVig.com. LowVig is part of the BetOnline Family of sportsbooks which, in April at the time of this writing, all have lines up for week 1 of the NFL season. No where else in the world can you find NFL lines 5 months ahead of time and at -105 juice.
Nitrogen was one of the first legitimate bitcoin-exclusive sportsbooks. With their savings in overhead, they were able to lower their prices while offering typically fast bitcoin payment. Nitrogen doesn’t offer all of their markets at -105 but after 5 years in good standing, Nitrogen is worth a look. Nitrogen makes it easy for a bitcoin balance holder to jump in to chase down a unique line and then redeem their winnings right after. Quick hitting in this way adds another weapon in line shopping.
Pinnacle had, many names. Planet Pinnacle, Pinnacle Sports, Pinbet, and now Pinnacle.com. Through its brand evolution the sportsbook always offered low juice and high limits. When Pinnacle began with the discount model, many thought it couldn’t be sustained. Other books have tried and failed, stiffing players. However there is a big difference between Pinnacle folks from MIT and the Las Vegas Computer Group, and a couple of island bookies who blindly cut their revenue in half while moving lines 2 points at a time. Pinnacle showed the west how reduced juice-high limit bookmaking could be done. Pinnacle now focuses on countries in Europe and Asia. Pinnacle remains one of the very best options for Canadian bettors.