Oh, the madness has begun. And FanDuel Sportsbook is ready to amp it up even more.
The newest legal sportsbook in Pennsylvania, and an online sports betting mainstay in New Jersey, FanDuel has rolled out an expanded list of offerings ahead of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Among them is the linchpin of March Madness: filling out brackets.
We all expect to go a perfect 63-0 when picking winners in each game, though the probability of that is low. Mathematicians have pegged such an occurrence at 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Even getting into the second round without a loss is dang near impossible.
With FanDuel Bracket Madness, though, you don’t need to be perfect to claim a share of $250,000 in prizes.
Fill out the bracket to fill up your wallet
The FanDuel Bracket Madness is not limited to state borders. Even better? It’s free to play.
Open to anyone with 21 years and older and access to the FanDuel Sportsbook website can create a free account to become eligible to participate in the bracket challenge.
Once the tournament field is set on March 17, users can begin filling out their brackets. They must be completed by March 21.
Each correct pick earns points. With more points come better odds at claiming a larger portion of the $250,000 prize pool.
The breakdown of said pool ranges from $100,000 for first place to $25 for 1,000th. The distribution looks like this:
Should users tie, awards will be combined and divided among them. FanDuel limits users to one bracket.
But wait, there’s more at FanDuel Sportsbook
An industry leader in New Jersey that just expanded into PA sports betting, FanDuel Sportsbook also offers a daily free-to-play contest revolving around the tourney.
With Props Pick’em, users will play a daily props game in which they compete for $10,000 jackpots during each day of the tournament. Should no winner emerge on any given day, that total will roll over into the next day.
Of course, FanDuel Sportsbook will offer its traditional sports betting markets as well as several other promotions for customers within New Jersey borders:
- Bandwagon Bonus: Place any NCAA championship futures bet, receive a $5 bonus for each game that team wins in the tournament.
- Conference Tournaments: Wager at least $10 on five or more conference tournament games, receive $10 in FanDuel Sportsbook site credit.
FanDuel’s latest offerings reflect its effort in “innovating with our customer in mind,” FanDuel Group Chief Product Office Nik Bonnadio said in a release.
“So, whether sports fans just want to bet on a team, player prop, or simply fill out a bracket – we make it easy for them to do it all in one place with just a few clicks of the button. Everything you want to do for March Madness can be done on FanDuel.”
FanDuel continues to expand, including into PA
These latest moves by FanDuel Sportsbook follow a successful launch in Pennsylvania this week.
The sportsbook recently opened its retail location at Valley Forge Casino Resort. Certainly, FanDuel expects to be among the first to introduce online sports betting in the state when it receives the green light summer.
Interestingly, FanDuel Bracket Madness also hit the market shortly after DraftKings Sportsbook introduced a similar offering. FanDuel’s chief competitor announced free-to-play and $20 entry pools for filling out brackets earlier this week.