From NHL fans to MLB betting players and sports fans in between, everyone usually gets in on some kind of March Madness bracket or contest when the NCAA Tournament tips off. With all the upsets that the Tournament is known for, truly anything can happen and the unpredictability can pay off, even to those that don’t know college hoops very well. Here is how you can make sure your contest runs smoothly.
The first thing you should do is decide whether it is a pay contest or just for fun, which is fine as it includes people who don’t want to take a risk. But if you choose to run a pay bracket, make sure you collect the money or specifically state that the deadline to pay is before the Tournament starts. Those who use price per head systems will tell you how much of a hassle it is to collect money; set that in stone from the beginning.
After taking care of that, then it becomes more of a social event. You should email regular updates after each week to show everyone how they did, and also try to encourage banter between the contestants. March Madness should be a fun time of year, and the contests should be a part of the entertainment, even if you’re out by the end of the first round.
If your contest is properly run, you can attract everyone from casual observers of the sport to diehard college basketball betting players.