2011 March Madness Sports Betting

March 15th, 2011

march-madness-imageIt’s that time of year again. I did a post last year about all of the different contests that are offered in correlation to the NCAA tournament. Most of the information is still relevant so take a look if you would like.

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is about to start tomorrow and that means that all of the sportsbooks out there are offering a lot of NCAA bracket contests and special promotions for betting on the tournament games. The tournament starts every year on the third Thursday in March and encompasses the rest of the month, leading to the moniker “March Madness”.

The first weekend of the tournament is when a lot of the actual madness happens. There are a total of 32 games on Thursday and Friday and another 16 games on Saturday and Sunday as the teams lose in this single-game elimination format. These are the heaviest days of betting at the sportsbooks for college basketball games.

In this post, I’m going to highlight a couple of the March Madness promotions that I think are the best for bettors to accept.

Bookmaker Exclusive Bonus

bookmaker-bracket-madnessHere is a very interesting promotion that I found for March Madness from Bookmaker. You can get an exclusive 20% sign up bonus that can get you up to $500 free to make bets on any of the upcoming NCAA tournament games!

In order to receive this bonus, use the link above to go to Bookmaker. Then, just register an account and use the bonus code my1229 when you make a deposit. You can receive up to $500 free (maximum bonus amount) when you make a deposit of $2500.

You can use this free play bonus to bet on any sporting event, not just the March Madness games. You can even bet on the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) games. This tournament started yesterday along with the First Four games, which are the four preliminary games played for the right to enter into the field of 64 in the NCAA tournament.

Bookmaker also offers sports betting office pools like the bracket contests that you might have played in an office/personal setting. These pools are just as easy to play in. Simply choose the amount you wish to bet on your bracket ($5/$10/$20) and enter into a pool of like-minded players who think that they will have the lucky winning bracket. There are many different pools to join; and because they are relatively small, these pools are usually winner-take-all.


Intertops Sportsbook

intertops-logoHere is another sports betting site that I haven’t covered much on this website. Intertops is one of the best in the business. They are offering a limited time only March Madness Bonus that last from now until Friday, March 18th at 6:00PM ET!

This bonus is a 20% sports betting bonus that is worth up to $100 free. In order to receive the full bonus, you must deposit $500 into your account. You can use this bonus to bet on any of the NCAA tournament games.

And that is only the start of things as Intertops is offering a total of $60,000 in other promotions during March! Here is what else you can win:

Would you like to have a chance to win $5,000? If you bet at least $500 on games during the 2011 March Madness Tournament, you will be automatically qualified to be entered in a random draw for $5,000 cash with no betting restrictions!

There is also a unique bracket contest offered annually at Intertops. The prize pool for this contest is $25,000. If a contestant correctly picks all of the games, they will win the entire $25K. If not, the prize is split up 25 ways. Each player who submits a bracket in the top 25 will receive $1000 cash. You will get 1 point for each correct pick you make in the tournament.

Intertops is also giving away a dream package to the NCAA Final Four weekend in 2012. This includes hotel accommodations, expenses for flights and 2 great tickets to the Semi-Finals and Final Game. Every dollar wagered will get you a ticket in this draw.


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