The First Four play in games of March Madness will be played over the next couple of days before the tournament starts in earnest with the First Round games from Thursday.
And if you are a keen follower of the NCAAB College Basketball tournament and love to see who is crowned national champions each year, then PointsBet Sportsbook have a great value promotion that could be perfect for you.
It’s called a Match Madness offer and it means you could earn yourself up to $100 in Free Live bets to use throughout the tournament through to the Round Of 4.
Participating in this offer could not be easier.
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Claiming Your PointsBet Match Madness Free Live Bets
To access this offer, you simply need to log in to your PointsBet account and then head over to the promotions page and select the Match Madness promotion and Opt In to it.
Then you need to head to the section dealing with bets on the NCAAB College Basketball tournament.
Once there, you need to place a $50 pre-game bet on any game in the tournament. The only stipulation is that the odds must be at least -200 or longer in value. Other than that, you are free to choose which market you would like to bet on.
Once you have placed your bet, you then simply need to wait for the game to tip off and then head back to your PointsBet account.
You will then find you have a $20 Free Live bet to use on the game.
This offer is available through every round of the competition apart from the First Four and Final and the first qualifying period to make your first qualifying bet and receive your first $20 Free Live bet runs from the 15th to the 19th March.
Across the five rounds of games, you will be able to claim a $20 Free Live Bet each time by repeating the offer above, meaning that you can claim up to $100 in Free Live Bets throughout the duration of the tournament.
The good news is that you will receive your Free Live Bet regardless of whether your qualifying bet is a winner or loser, as it is the action of placing the bet, not its outcome, that triggers the bonus offer.
Free Bet Details
Once you have received a $20 Free Live Bet then you must use the bet on the live In Play betting available for the game you wagered on to qualify for the offer.
You can only bet on markets of odds of -200 or longer and if your bet is a winner, then your Free Bet stake is not returned with any winnings.
If you have a Free Bet and do not use it, then for this promotional period, the bets will expire at the end of the First Round of matches in the NCAA Basketball tournament.
Remember too, that PointsBet do also have other offers running at this time that you can access for the NCAA Basketball tournament, including their Same Game Parlay Booster offer.