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Betting on March Madness

For basketball purest, and even the casual fan; March Madness is one of the most exciting times when it comes to watching amateur sporting events. The most famous basketball tournament featuring 68 Division 1 schools competing for their "One Shining Moment", the College National Championship. Between the excitement of watching the Cinderella compete against a Goliath, gamblers can place a wager or two (or more) over the next few weeks making the games even more exciting than they already are!

Winning real money gambling during March Madness.
Gambling on March Madness

The first games that take place are the “First Four,” where we have four games between 11-seeds and 16-seeds to compete for the final four spots in the field. Once the field is down to 64 teams, the bracket is set, and you can begin to fill out your picks. The first round of the tournament always begins on a Thursday afternoon following Selection Sunday. Just prior to those Thursday tip-offs is generally when brackets lock. While the Super Bowl is the most wagered-on sporting event, the NCAA Tournament is a close second. In 2023, American adults wagered an estimated $16 billion on the Big Game and $15.5 billion on March Madness.

With Selection Sunday coming up, it’s a good time to round up the biggest March Madness title bets at sportsbooks around the country. And yes, Mattress Mack (Check out one of Safe Online Gaming Blogs which talks more about his particular sports wagers.) is back, with at least one seven-figure bet on his beloved Houston Cougars to win it all. He has placed a $1 Million Dollar bet on the Houston Cougars at a +750 odds for a total payout opportunity of $7,500,000. (Maybe if the charter members of Phi Slama Jama, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler still played, even being over 60 years old today, Houston might just have a chance to pull it off.)

Of course, there will be office pools and family friendly bracket challenges for winning real money and bragging rights for a year. And for those very few who love to gamble, but would rather try their luck on slots or in an online casino; there are thousands of sites to play.

However, it is important to do your research when choosing an online gaming site. Sites like or and even have all of the thrills of being at a casino in a safe secure environment.  Players can have hours of fun and a chance to win real money.  Each of these casinos have an operator standing by offering gamblers assistance 24 hours 7 days a week. 


For those operators who need a safe online site who need to purchase credits; visit sites like or

In addition to having a great opportunity to win, you don't have to pay for that high priced drink or shell out hundreds of dollars to take a flight. As always, be responsible, and set your limits.

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