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March Madness Is Here & Basketball Teams and Gamblers are Gearing Up

March Madness Is Here & Basketball Teams and Gamblers are Gearing Up

All eyes are on the March Madness basketball tournament as college basketball teams across the U.S. gear up for three weeks of basketball madness.

Sixty eight Division 1 schools have been selected by the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and it’s anyone’s game. To add excitement to the mix, Warren Buffet, Nebraska billionaire, offered a $1 billion prize to anyone who could get the bracket predictions right.

According to NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament committee, the No.1 seed of the tournament is the University of Florida in the South region. Meanwhile, Arizona is the No.1 seed in the West region and will take on Weber state in the 2nd round in San Diego on Friday afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon in Orlando, the Gators are scheduled to play the winner of the Albany-Mt. St. Mary’s play-in game.

If you are a gambler and also want in on the March Madness action, you can visit the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. This basketball event is recognized as the Super Bowl of betting and experts have said that wagers for this event will be close to the $119 million bet in Nevada on the Super Bowl this year.

According to Nevada’s gaming commission, more than $324 million was wagered on college and pro basketball at Nevada sports book last March.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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