March Madness is here! Selection Sunday was last night and the four play-in games start tomorrow.
This is the best time to join US-friendly sportsbooks because they have the best bonuses and promos available during March Madness. I’ve compiled the best bonuses and March Madness bracket contests.
Sign-up bonus: Free bet equal to 50% of first deposit – with a $250 maximum.
Bovada offers new bettors a free bet like UK bookmakers. The free bet is equal to 50% of your first deposit and can’t exceed the maximum of $250. There is a 3X sports rollover (D+B) to meet.
After signing up to Bovada, players will be able to compete in the Bovada Bracket Buster ’15, which is being hosted on Facebook. There is $25,000 prize pool to share among the top 500 brackets.
There is no way to avoid using your Facebook account to fill-in the bracket, which I didn’t like, but to have a shot at winning a share of $25k, I’m willing to use FB to fill-in the bracket.
Sign-up bonus: 25% lifetime bonus on every deposit for up to $1000 at a time.
Use the promo code “FIRST” on your first deposit to earn 25% in free plays for up to $1k. The sign-up and reload bonus have a 6X rollover attached to them, plus a 30-day grace period before withdrawing.
Active bettors at BOL can play in the $10,000 March Madness Bracket Contest. There is a guaranteed $10k in prizes for the top ten brackets, plus there are other special prizes to be won.
Win a share of $1k for correctly predicting the Final Four teams, plus if you correctly predict the round of 32 — you’ll win a trip for two to the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
To be considered active – bettors have to wager $25 every weekend during March Madness.
Sign-up bonus: 50% sign-up bonus for up to $250.
The 50% sign-up bonus at TopBet has a $250 maximum and a small rollover of 3X. No one will have a problem meeting the rollover during March Madness, so it’s a quick way to grab some extra money.
There isn’t a bracket contest at TopBet this year, but they do have a unique promotion.
Participate in the 2015 March Madness Parlay Challenge – bettors will earn up to 20% extra when they hit a big parlay. You could fall into a huge sum of money with a lot of skill and luck.
TopBet are offering a 16-team March Madness parlay challenge. Correctly pick 16-games ATS to win $250,000 ($25 Bet) or $100,000 ($10 Bet). I’m definitely doing a few parlay cards.
Sign-up bonus: Earn a 100% ($250 Max) or 50% ($500 Max) bonus on your first deposit.
GTBets aren’t running any special March Madness promotions, but they still have a great bonus offer.
If your bankroll is big enough – definitely take advantage of the 50% for $500 bonus. The rollover will vary at GTBets depending upon the markets you want to bet on, but for sports it’s 5X.
Bettors will also earn a reload bonus of 5% to 50% on every deposit automatically.
Apart from the bracket contests being offered by the best March Madness sportsbook in the USA – several big companies are also running bracket contests, including Yahoo, ESPN and CBS.
Yahoo has the best bracket contest, as it’s the only free-to-enter contest that guarantees a cash prize for the person that submits the best bracket. The prize is $50,000 in cash.
Be sure to enter the Yahoo contest along with the rest of the promotions and bonuses above.