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As the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament bracket was released, fans everywhere took to the different regions to figure out who was put in which spot and which team to pick. At the same time, online sportsbooks were formulating picks and challenges of their own.
It’s no secret that ‘March madness’ brings a ton of betting odds and money placed down on the teams to win.
Whether it’s individual game odds, region lines, Final Four picks, or the odds win the national championship, there are plenty to go around.
Some of the top online sportsbooks for players in the United States will have all of these lines, but in addition to that, challenge you to a bracket contest as well. Let’s take a look at some of the contests that bettors can get in on at these sportsbooks to win great prizes and cash.
Bovada – $25,000 Free Bracket Challenge
Bovada Sportsbook is offering a ‘Bracket Buster’ challenge which will dish out $25,000 in cash to the winners, paying out all the way down to the top-250 entries/brackets!
The winner will receive a $5,000 prize, with second getting half of that at $2,500. The bracket challenge for Bovada is free to enter, with players needing to be at least 18 years of age to complete a bracket.
To enter the Bovada Bracket Buster contest, simply click the preceding link to go to the sportsbook and sign up for a free account. Users will also need to have a Facebook account as well as having a valid account at Bovada. One entry per account and entries made by multiple bogus accounts will be null and void along with original entry… in other words, don’t do it.
BetOnline – $5,000 Bracket Challenge + Final Four Trip
Another online sportsbook bracket competition to check out is BetOnline. They are offering a $5,000 bracket challenge, with the winner receiving $2,500, second $1,500, and third place $1,000.
To be eligible to win the prizes offered at BetOnline, bettors must wager at least $20 every week during the tournament.
In addition to the bracket challenge there is a $1,000 perfect Final Four competition as well. Bettors can be eligible to receive this prize by getting all Final Four teams correct. All brackets who correctly predict the Final Four will receive an equal share of the $1,000.
But it doesn’t stop there!
BetOnline is also offering a trip to the Final Four for any bettor who correctly picks all 32 teams to win in the second round of the tournament. This prize includes two Final Four tickets, $500 in spending money, airfare for up to two people, and four nights of accommodations!
Know that BetOnline is only allowing one bracket entry per IP address/account/household and that users must meet the minimum general gambling age where they live to enter the BetOnline 2013 NCAA Tourney bracket challenge.
5Dimes – Paid Bracket Contest, Up To $10,000,000 For A Perfect Bracket!
The bracket challenge at 5Dimes Sportsbook could literally change your life… if you make a perfect bracket.
If you end up picking all 63 games (on the 5Dimes bracket) correctly, up to a $10,000,000 bonus will be awarded depending on the entry fee paid on the perfect bracket. Here’s a quick breakdown of the bonus prizes versus entry fees paid:
While picking 63 games correctly is unlikely, entrants only need to beat the other players in the pool to take 100% of the pool’s prize purse. Should there be a tie for the best bracket (at each entry level), 5Dimes will split 100% of the purse evenly between the owners of the top brackets. As for the perfect bracket bonus, 5Dimes says anyone that makes a perfect bracket will receive the bonus awarded to that entry level… no mention of splitting the bonus money between multiple perfect brackets is mentioned.
If you want to enter the 5Dimes bracket challenge, you must be at least 18 years old and sign up for a free account with 5Dimes. From there, you will need to select which entry level you would like to enter (must have money deposited), and fill out your bracket. There is no limit to the number of brackets you can fill out other than what you can afford.
Planning to enter one of these contests? LatestBettingOdds.com encourages readers to review all the terms and conditions before entering. For instance, some bracket challenges score differently than others which is something you need to know. Just be familiar with all the rules so that you know what to expect.
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