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2015 March Madness Bonuses & Promotions

March 16, 2015


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.

Best March Madness Bracket Contests 2015

Bovada Sportsbook

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.

BetOnline Sportsbook

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.

TopBet Sportsbook

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.

GTBets Sportsbook

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.

About the author

Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts

Sports Journalist

Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.