The 2021 NCAA Tournament marks the first time that bettors in states like Illinois, Michigan, and Colorado will be able to legally wager during March Madness. It is fully expected after last year’s tournament was canceled due to Covid-19 that betting interest will be high.

Remarkably, all three states feature schools whose teams are highly rated and are expected to be strong contenders in this year’s tournament.

With heavy betting action expected, noted sportsbook operators, PointsBet and William Hill, are promoting their brands with “March Madness Bonuses” that are sure to entice the new and experienced bettor.

PointsBet March Madness Bonuses

PointsBet has put forth an aggressive new user offer that essentially guarantees players will earn $150 in bonus cash to use throughout the tournament.

New players who sign up both before and during the tournament who place a $20.00 bet on the money line or the point spread are assured a $150.00 bonus payment when the first point goes on the board within 24 hours of the game’s completion. How fantastic is that? Bet $20.00 and win 150.00!

William Hill March Madness Bonuses

William Hill is a popular sportsbook brand that has really upped its promo game in recent months. Simply by signing up and making an initial deposit, new users can grab a risk-free bet of up to $2,021 in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia. In other States, bettors can earn a $500.00 risk-free bet.

The March Madness tournament is much anticipated this year. Outside of the Super Bowl, it might be the best opportunity for sports bettors to win big. New users must make an initial deposit to qualify for this risk-free bet, using any of the available banking methods including, but not limited to, PayPal, bank transfers, and debit/credit cards. Once on the William Hill site:

  1. Make sure you place your first real-money wager on the game that you want to use as your risk-free bet.
  2. If the bet hits, you win the money. But if it loses, William Hill will refund you up to $2,021 in site credit.

Users can bet the point spread, money-line, and totals for games, but there are also plenty of futures bets to choose from. Here are a few favorites:

  • Point spread, money-line, total
  • National championship winner
  • Conference championship winners
  • Daily odds boosts

NCAA March Madness begins today and runs through the beginning of April. The 2021 NCAA Tournament— consists of the First Four, Rounds 1 and 2, Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and the National Championship. March Madness is finally back. Below is a tutorial to help those new to the sportsbook navigate wagering. Have fun and check out William Hill and PointsBet today!

Unsure where to start?

Unsure what and how to wager? If it is your first time, Future Odds are an exciting way to pick the winner of the NCAA March Madness Tournament. You may want to wager on the Final Four. The question then, is which four teams have the talent, the coaching, and the staying power to win, beating six straight opponents? Future Odds are displayed by looking at the money-line odds at the sportsbooks like William Hill and PointsBet.

The Money-lines are the betting odds that are attributed to a team winning. Each money-line is expressed in a number which is relative to $100.00. So, for example, if Gonzaga has a money-line of (-230), that means for every $230.00 bet on the Bulldogs, the house will pay out $100.00 if Gonzaga wins.

Likewise, on the underdog side, the money-line odds show the amount to be paid out on a bet of $100.00 if that team wins. If Illinois, for example, shows a money-line of (+150.00) if Illinois were to take it all, the house would pay out $150.00 per $100.00 wagered.

Of course, bettors can pick the favorite against a spread or the over-under, which may be the easiest way to bet at the NCAA tournament by simply betting whether the total points scored in the game will exceed or come in lower than the Over/Under number set by the sportsbook.

Any approach you want to take will add to the excitement of watching the tournament. The best part is that you eliminate the risk at William Hill and PointsBet!

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My name is Asa Agnoli. Miami has always been my home. I’m a senior University of Miami and I live and breathe all things sports. I played sports throughout my whole life. This semester I’ll be a writing intern with Knup solutions learning how to write creative content for the esports and I-gaming industries. In the Spring I graduate from the University of Miami with a degree in Sports Administration, minoring in Sports Medicine.