BetMGM March Madness Bonus Lets You ‘Bet The Board’ This NCAA Tournament

Written By Danny Lawhon on March 18, 2021 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023
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If you’ve wavered about starting an online sports wagering account, there’s one more March Madness betting bonus out there that might seal the deal.

BetMGM Sportsbook is offering an action-heavy welcome deal for new customers that makes the most of an early NCAA Tournament day.

And you’d be able to do most of that picking and choosing for free. Here’s the scoop.

Bet the Board with $160 free at BetMGM

What BetMGM is inviting you to do is Bet the Board for either Friday or Saturday’s first-round basketball slate.

Register a new account with the sportsbook and place a deposit. Then place a $10 (or more) bet on any first-round tournament game.

Once you’ve done so, you’ll soon be credited with 16 free bets. They’ll each be $10 also. That’s $160 free.

The idea is to potentially wager on each of the other games you’re watching that day. Both Friday and Saturday are scheduled to consist of 16 March Madness matchups.

A similar setup is in place for the second round on Sunday and Monday. Place a $20 wager on those days, and you’re going to get eight free bets of $20 apiece. (There will be eight games played each of those days as the NCAA field whittles down.)

In either case, the free bets will be good for seven days after you receive them. So you could go elsewhere with your wagers if you want. Then again, getting swept up in the hoopla of the NCAA Tournament is half the fun.

That’s not all BetMGM has in store for March Madness

We’ve documented many a bonus for March Madness in the past week, and there are lots of good options to choose from.

You can enter a free bracket contest through BetMGM that guarantees $100,000 to the winner. You can enter a million-dollar drawing at FanDuel just by placing one NCAA Tournament bet. Other sportsbooks are putting their own spins on keeping you engaged the next few weeks.

But let’s keep BetMGM in the spotlight, shall we?

The Michigan online sportsbook is also offering all users a pair of daily parlay boost tokens during the course of the tournament. Winnings go up by 10% for each victory in a parlay of at least three legs. Your maximum stake on those parlay boosts is $100 per bet.

No one likes to have the rug pulled out from underneath them, but if you lose a bet on one of those March Madness dramatic finishes, BetMGM will reimburse a wager of up to $20 with “buzzer-beater insurance.” In other words, if a wager result is decided in the final 5 seconds and you’re on the wrong end, you’re eligible for one refund.

Finally, the majority of sportsbooks also offer online casino platforms in Michigan, too. BetMGM is offering $10 in free credit for any casino game if you place a $20 wager on a sporting event from now through March 26.

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Danny has more than a decade of reporting experience in three states, including nearly 10 years with the Des Moines Register in Iowa. He's covered college and professional sports, the NCAA Tournament and the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours. Danny has also covered the Michigan gambling industry for Catena Media.

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