BetMGM to make basketball history this March

21 March 2024
(PRESS RELEASE) -- BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, is set to make history this March forecasting a record-setting handle and featuring a destination sportsbook at State Farm Stadium. To celebrate the greatest tournament of the year, BetMGM is giving customers a stake in an underdog with a free-to-play $100,000 Sleeper Sixteen Contest available through the mobile app.
“March is here and we’re preparing for the landmark tournament,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “BetMGM will be front-and-center of the action elevating the experience for our fans with unique contests and world-class destinations across the country to catch the games.”
- Making History: This year’s tournament will have its place in the record books. Arizona is home to the BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium is a 17,000-square-foot entertainment destination with state-of-the-art sportsbook amenities including giant video walls, dozens of wagering kiosks and a world-class bar and grill. Additionally, BetMGM projects 2024 to be the most bet on tournament in company history having recently expanded to North Carolina marking its 29th market in North America.
- BetMGM’s $100,000 Sleeper Sixteen Contest: Now that the bracket is set, all BetMGM players can play a free Sleeper Sixteen game on the mobile app. Players will spin a wheel to be assigned a team in the tournament that is a 10 through a 16 seed. If their team is one of the final 16 teams left in the tournament, the player will split $100,000 in bonus bets, divvied up among other users with that team. Contest not available in New York, Nevada or Puerto Rico.
- March Matchups 64% Boost Pack: Starting Wednesday, March 20, all BetMGM customers will receive a Boost Pack, containing three unique tokens to boost their favorite bets in the Round of 64. IThe boost pack will include an odds boost token, a parlay boost token, and a “live” token that can be used on any in-play wager. Promotion not available in Nevada or Puerto Rico.
- Inside the Lines: The following intel from the BetMGM trading team highlights the most notable early action across the country.
  • Fan Favorite to Win: Kentucky, North Carolina and UConn are the most bet teams in the tournament to win it all. Michael Ranftle, Senior Trader at BetMGM, said, “Kentucky is our biggest liability to win the NCAA Tournament. However, with the recent launch of legal sports betting in North Carolina, the Tar Heels are becoming a big loser for the sportsbook with their hometown fans believing in them. Both blue bloods getting knocked out of the bracket early would be great for BetMGM."
- Most Popular Underdogs to Win Opening Round:
  • Samford +260
  • NC State +180
  • McNeese State +230
  • Duquesne +400
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