The Betting Scene: March Madness Contests and Bonuses

Millions of prize dollars are available for the taking in bracket contests at online sportsbooks.

A breakdown of March Madness contests and promotions at top sportsbooks

Unfortunately, last year there was no March Madness. No Bracketology. No Cinderellas. No buzzer beaters and no bracket contests. So this year, sportsbooks worldwide are offering great bonuses, contests and betting specials for the 2021 NCAA College Basketball Tournament.

NCAA bracket contest million dollarsMillions up for Grabs

Going back a decade or so, most every online sportsbook offered a "Million Dollar Bracket" or similarly enormous prizes for a perfect bracket. And the Jazz Sports group continues that tradition with a million dollars for a perfect bracket in 2021. In addition there are cash and free play prizes for the top players. Jazz Sports, LooseLines and ABC Islands will be giving ALL of their players one free entry. Players who are currently active, new players and recent depositors will all be eligible for extra brackets and enhanced prizes. WagerWeb is also offering their version of the tourney lottery with Million Dollar Mayhem. But the biggest prize we have found at the top online sportsbooks is at Heritage Sports. Heritage has their March Millions contests. That's right with an "s". A perfect bracket will pay the winner five million dollars! In the likely event that no player picks all 63 games correctly, Heritage Sports will give out 500 prizes to the top scorers in the form of a free play with the best score getting 10K in free betting money. 

More Brackets

Many of the top online sportsbooks are offering bracket contests that don't include picking a perfect bracket. MyBookie is firing up their $100K March Madness Bracket Contest as in previous years and this one is a fan favorite with the top 750 players participating in the prize pool vying for a top prize of a whopping $25K. BetOnline is hosting a $100,000 Madness Bracket Contest where 300 lucky winners will share the $100K prize pool up for grabs. The top winner will cash in $15K and to enter the contest, players only need to pay $15! 

The BetPhoenix group has a $10,000 pool for the bracket contest is the centerpiece of their 'Going Loco' Madness promotion. Players can vie for cash and free play prizes at BetMania, BetPhoenix and Skybook. In addition, the free contest entry is coupled with huge cash PLUS free play deposit bonuses. 

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Sweet 16

BetOnline also gives players another shot at the big cash with a $50,000 Sweet 16 Bracket that will open after the first rounds of the tourney. There's no massive bracket at America's Bookie, but they have a great Sweet 16 contest where the top three players get paid and the worst card cashes in too! The top prize is 1K and for the worst bracket . . . $250. 

Madness Xtras

As if the Madness of college hoops in March wasn’t enough, Bookmaker is offering March Machine Madness. Every weekend throughout March until the NCAA Championship, Bookmaker is hosting a basket full of slots tourneys, giving away over $200,000 in cash prizes! Each week they will be giving away a substantial prize pool to celebrate one of the most thrilling sporting events all year!

Get a $100 Overtime Insurance at BetOnline. Players who bet the Under in any March Madness game and the bet would have won during the regular time but then loses in Overtime, can get a refund of their bet in full, up to $100! All they need to do is opt-in at to benefit from free overtime insurance!

For many sports bettors, March Madness is a magical time and with the contests and promotions being offered at online sportsbooks from around the world, it's easy to cash in. 

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