Beta March Madness Beta Brackets Contest

 

How-to-use guide for the March Madness Beta Brackets Feature

We welcome our new March Madness Brackets feature to our family of sports entertainment services. While this feature was thoroughly tested by our developers and staff, it is in beta stage. For errors, questions & suggestions on improvement, please contact Customer Service Department via Live Chat .  

Track your picks from Selection Sunday into the Sweet Sixteen, right thru the Elite Eight and down the road to the Final Four! Leaving two to battle for the Men's College Basketball National Title.

The NCAA basketball tournaments (men's and women's) are an American tradition that sends millions of fans from around the globe into a synchronized frenzy each year. It's this chaos that gives the tournament its March Madness moniker.

NCAA March Madness brackets allow you to follow 68 teams divided into four regions all vying for a shot at the NCAA Men's Basketball National title. More than 60 games will be played in just over three weeks of March and April. Each day of basketball action will reveal bracket busters, epic upsets, and broken Cindarella dreams. Don't forget to study the March Madness Schedule before you make your picks.

Easy, convenient and so much fun!

To win our March Madness Bracket Contest all you need to do is pick the most winners with the point system giving more weight to later round winners. Keep reading to view the full chart below.

The March Madness Bracket App will be available the day after Selection Sunday on Monday, March 13th.

You can also create brackets for the Second Round (March 18/19) and the Sweet 16 Round (March 23-26) only. These bracket selections will be available once the previous round is complete up until the tip-off of first game of the round. Brackets for the Elite 8 or Final Four will not be offered.

IMPORTANT! All stats are not updated in real time and they are intended to be used as a reference only. Please verify all stats before submitting your bracket.

Once a bracket is submitted and purchased, it can NOT be deleted and is NOT refundable.

Anytime, anywhere! This convenient March Madness Beta Brackets Contest feature can be used on your computer or your mobile device!

 

Steps:

1. Create your bracket

Select "Create Bracket" button to start. Before each round, select your winners. Once the round starts, your picks will be locked.

 

2. Name your Bracket

Pick a unique Bracket name of up to 50 characters.


 

3. Choose $ Value For Your Bracket

$1, $5, $10 & $25.

 

4. Join Group (Optional)

- Select the group/pool you want to join. If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the general entry fee category ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool)  
- You can have up to 10 brackets per pool and enter as many pools as you want.
- Fully complete each round of the bracket before saving.
- A seperate entry fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group.

 

4a.  Invite Only Brackets (Optional)

Create a March Madness bracket contest for just your friends.

-Creating your own pool is FREE!! Sportbet offers the option to challenge your friends by creating your own pool and earn bragging rights among them when you win it all. 
-To join a pool all your players need is a Sportbet account. Invite as many friends as you wish to join your March Madness bracket pool.
-Customize your pool by selecting name description, amount of entry fee and brackets entries per user.
-When ready, you can invite your friends via Facebook or Twitter.



 

5. Complete Your Bracket

Click to start filling out the bracket.

Every single round on the bracket needs to be completely filled to be able to be submitted. Once the Tournament begins all brackets will are locked in.

 

6. Choose Your Winners

From the 64 teams choose the teams you want to fill your bracket. In order to submit the bracket, it has to befully completed.

 

7. Submit Your Bracket

To submit your bracket click the "Submit Bracket" button. Your submission will be confirmed. Please click the button only once.

 

OPTIONAL:

Do you think you have a winning bracket and want to play it twice? You can do that.


Scoring

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets winners will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scorers.

There are 6 rounds to the NCAA tournament, for each correct winner picked, a player is awarded points based on what round the winner is picked in. The points per round increase as the tournament progresses. The chart below shows scoring by round.

Players will earn points based on correct prediction of winning teams in the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament games. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game of the Tournament will increase with each round of the Tournament. A maximum of one-hundred twenty-four (124) points can be earned if all games are predicted correctly. The four (4) play-in games (the First Four), scheduled to take place prior to the First Round of the Tournament, are NOT included in the Bracket Contest.

The chart below shows scoring by round.

Rounds
Points
Max Amount of Points
1st Round 1 32
2nd Round 2 32
3rd Round 3 24
4th Round 4 16
5th Round 5 10
6th Round 10 10

 
In the event of a tie, the following tiebreaker will determine the winner:

Tiebreakers
Closest prediction of the total amount of points scored by both teams in the Championship Game
The winning Bracket will be the one with the accurate prediction of the total amount of points scored in the Championship Game. Regardless of the teams chosen, only the predicted score will be used for this Tie Breaker.
If one or more brackets meet these requirements then the pool pot will be split in equal parts among the winners.

 

Groups

 

Different groups are available for joining. Add as many brackets as you like to any of the groups, everyone is welcome to be part of any and all groups. Each group has a specific entry fee that will be charged when adding a bracket to it. At the end of the contest, 100% of the group pool prize will be awarded to the bracket with the highest score.

 

Available Groups & Fees

Name Fee
The Hoops $25 Fee
The Dreams $10 Fee
The Winners $5 Fee
The Fantasy $2 Fee

 

Special Groups for Die-Hard First Seed Fans:

Name Fee
Villanova Wildcats Fans $5 Fee
Baylor Bears Fans $5 Fee
Kansas Jayhaws Fans $5 Fee
Gonzaga Bulldogs Fans $5 Fee

 

Available Groups Brackets for later Rounds

Once the tournament has started, you have the opportunity to create brackets at different rounds. Beside the complete bracket for the tournament, you can create a bracket from the round of 32, and even the Sweet 16 Round. These brackets will only compete among each other, meaning that if you start a bracket at Round of 16 (Sweet 16) you will only be competing against other brackets that started at the same Round.

Name Fee
All About 32 $5 Fee
Sugar Sweet 16 $5 Fee

 

These groups are all Public and anyone can join with as many brackets as needed. You can also create your own group and only play among your friends.

 

Prizes

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

Sportbet will also offer prizes for the Perfect Bracket Winners for the Round of 64:

Details

  • Fill out the $25 bracket, pick all 64 teams correctly for a chance to win $25,000,000.
  • Fill out the $10 bracket, pick all 64 teams correctly for a chance to win $10,000,000.
  • Fill out the $5 bracket, pick all 64 teams correctly for a chance to win $5,000,000.
  • Fill out the $1 bracket, pick all 64 teams correctly for a chance to win $1,000,000.
  • Only ONE March Madness Bracket Contest winner per category.

 

ROUND OF 32 BRACKET RULES

Once the tournament begins you can create and submit brackets at the Round of 32 Second Round. These brackets will follow the same rules as the full bracket contest.

Once the first game in that round starts, the bracket will be closed and no further edits will be allowed. You should fill out the entire bracket starting from round of 32 and submit it for it to be part of the pool. 

You can only compete with people within this same bracket type. These brackets will only compete among each other, meaning that if you start a bracket at Round of 16 (Sweet 16) you will only be competing against other brackets which started at that Round.

Available group for Round of 32 brackets:

Name Fee
All About 32 $5 Fee

These groups are all public and anyone can join with as many brackets as needed. You can also create your own group and only play among your friends.

PRIZES
When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

SCHEDULE

First and Second Rounds
Thursday, March 16TH, 2017th& Friday, March 18th, 2017
Buffalo
Milwaukee
Orlando
Salt Lake City
March 17th and 19th, 2017
Greenville
Indianapolis
Tulsa
Sacramento

ROUND OF 16 BRACKET RULES

Once the tournament begins you can create and submit brackets at the Round of 16, Sweet 16 Round.

These brackets will follow the same rules as the full bracket contest.

Once the first game in that round starts, the bracket will be closed and no further edits will be allowed. You should fill out the entire bracket starting from round of 16 and submit it for it to be part of the pool. 

You can only compete with people within this same bracket type. These brackets will only compete among each other, meaning that if you start a bracket at Round of 16 (Sweet 16) you will only be competing against other brackets which started at that Round.

Available group for Round of 16 brackets:

Name Fee
Sugar Sweet 16 $5 Fee

 

These groups are all public and anyone can join with as many brackets as needed. You can also create your own group and only play among your friends.

PRIZES
When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

SCHEDULE

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight).
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 & Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri
SAP Center San Jose, California
Friday, March 24th, 2017 & Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Fed Ex Forum Memphis, Tennessee
Madison Square Garden New York, New York