by Bodog - 03/09/2006
With the NCAA Basketball Tournament's seed selection set for Sunday, March 12, bettors are preparing for one of the year's most popular sporting events. Along with its standard NCAA men's basketball tournament wagers, Bodog is transforming the way March Madness Bracket Buster games are played around the country.
While bettors keep a close watch on big program favorites such as Duke, Villanova and UConn, they should also train their eyes on squads like No. 7 George Washington, No. 3 Memphis and No. 24 Nevada; all teams that have been quietly on the rise in the NCAA. This year has been a breakthrough of talent from smaller schools and conferences that continue to excel under the radar. What's in store for the "Big Dance"?
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What happens when you take a standard office bracket buster, refine it, and then combine it with a uniquely Bodog edge? You get a one-of-a-kind March Madness Bracket Buster game geared toward the fans who want to put their college basketball predictions to the test.
Unlike other March Madness pools where the picks are made only at the start of the tournament, the Bodog Bracket Buster ensures that every round is different and every decision counts. Players select new picks at the beginning of each round, and are accorded different amounts of points as they progress throughout the game. Because of this graduated points system, early mistakes won't destroy their chances of winning the pool. In other words, anyone can make a dramatic comeback.
Instead of simply choosing the winners outright, the Bodog Bracket Buster allows players to make their picks against the spread. This gives a decided edge to those players who really know their teams.
Players who sign up to play in the Bodog Bracket Buster will qualify for large cash prizes. In addition to a top prize of US $5,000, Bodog will award prizes right on down to the 15th-ranked player. Also, Bodog will award special US $500 prizes during the first four rounds of play. So any player who hits a hot streak can walk away with money in their pocket and, of course, the invaluable Monday morning bragging rights.
"As testament to our commitment to continue to innovate and provide a meaningful experience for the true sports fans, we have taken a standard office pool and chosen to gear it heavily towards the sports enthusiasts," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog. "With the addition of the Bodog Bracket Buster, and because of the large growth we are experiencing in our sportsbook and across all of our channels, we anticipate that this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament will be the biggest yet for Bodog."
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