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$200,000 Bracket Madness Contest

New for 2024: The $200,000 Bracket Madness Contest features a rake-free, accumulating prize pool. Every dollar from every entry fee goes into growing the prize once we surpass $200,000 in entry fees.

General Rules

The $200,000 Bracket Madness Contest opens for pre-purchase of entries on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 and closes on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 12:15 pm ET. All entries purchased after this point will be considered void and will not be eligible for any of the prizes.
The bracket officially opens for selections on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 9:00 pm ET and closes on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 12:30 pm ET.
The Contest begins with the First Round of the 2024 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 21st, 2024.
Once you submit your selections, you can change your picks at any time until the bracket submission deadline at 12:30 pm ET on Thursday, March 21st, 2024.
If your bracket is not completed or fully filled out by 12:30 pm ET on Thursday, March 21st, 2024. your entry will be void and eliminated from the contest.
Round Dates: First Round (March 21st-22nd), Second Round (March 23rd-24th) Sweet 16 (March 28th-29th), Elite 8 (March 30th & 31st), Final Four (April 6) and Championship (April 8th).
Only fully completed brackets qualify for the contest prizes.
Entries are available only for purchase online and cannot be purchased by phone or live chat.
House rules and regulations apply.
We reserve the right to amend the contest, prizes and terms at any time.
Winners will be notified by Email and posted on a Leaderboard. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to keep their account information up-to-date and accurate.

Purchasing Entries

Contestants can enter the $200,000 Bracket Madness Contest up to 20 times and will receive a discounted rate on additional entries based on the table below.
1st Entry: $20
2nd & 3rd Entry: $15 each
4th to 10th Entry: $10 each
11th to 20th Entry: $5 each
Entries may only be purchased with real cash funds.
All entry purchases will be deducted from your SportsBetting cash balance.
If you do not purchase all 20 entries, you can come back and purchase more entries at any time until the deadline – Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 12:15 pm (ET).
Registration for the contests is only available online. You cannot register via phone, chat or email.
All sales are final. Refunds are only offered if the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is cancelled.

How to Play

Participants must purchase at least one entry to participate in the $200,000 Bracket Madness Contest.
After purchasing entries, players can view and edit their entries in the ‘My Brackets’ section.
Participants must pick the winners of all 63 games in the 2024 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, beginning with the First Round.
Once the 63 picks are made, enter a Tie Breaker prediction and click the SAVE button to submit your picks. If you do not click the SAVE button your selections will not be submitted for the contest.
Points will be awarded for each correct pick.
If a team withdraws from the tournament prior to Thursday, March 21st, that team will be removed from the bracket and the selected replacement team will be inserted. If you wish to change your selections, you may do so at any time prior to the bracket submission deadline at 12:30 pm ET on Thursday, March 21st, 2024.
Once the tournament begins, in the unlikely case that there are forfeits, the team that forfeits will be graded as a loss.

Point System

1 point for every correct selection in the 1st Round
2 points for every correct selection in the 2nd Round
4 points for every correct selection in the Sweet 16
8 points for every correct selection in the Elite 8
16 points for every correct selection in the Final Four
32 points for picking the winner of the Championship Game

Accumulating $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

The 2024 Bracket Madness Contest features an accumulating prize, starting with a guaranteed $200,000 cash in the prize pool.
Every dollar in entry fees collected above $200,000 goes into the prize pool, growing the prize for the winners.
Winners will receive a percentage of the prize pool based on their finishing position, starting with a guaranteed pot of $200,000.
The Top 1,250 will win prizes. The cash prize pool will be divided based on the table below.
Place Prize
1st $50,000
2nd $25,000
3rd $10,000
4th $5,000
5th $4,000
6th $3,000
7th $2,500
8th $1,750
9th $1,250
10th $1,000
11th - 15th $800
16th - 20th $500
21st - 30th $400
31st - 40th $320
41st - 50th $280
51st - 75th $240
76th - 100th $200
101st - 150th $160
151st - 200th $120
201st - 400th $80
401st - 700th $60
701st - 1,000th $45
1,001st - 1,250th $30
In the event that the tie-breaker is necessary, participants will be ranked based on having the closest answer to the Total Points Scored in the Championship Game.
If various participants remain in a tie after the tie-breaker, the winnings will be split along with the next lowest prize. Example: If two contestants tie for first with 160 points, they will split the 1st and 2nd Place prizes; the participant with the next highest point total will win the 3rd Place prize.
Winnings are awarded as cash with no rollover requirements.
Winners will receive their prize money by 6:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 11th, 2024.
Winnings are non-transferable.

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