NCAA Tournament Begins Tuesday
It’s that time of the year again for college basketball fans, March Madness tips off tomorrow.
The NCAA Tournament runs from Tuesday until April 4th. Sixty-eight teams will compete to be named national champions. This year, the American Gaming Association is estimating Americans will bet more than $9 billion on the tournament through wager activities like office pools, illicit offshore sites and illegal bookies.
Local sports radio host Tommy Domenico tells News 25 the bars will fill up. “Well, if you’re a huge college basketball fan this is best time of the year, a three-week tournament with Cinderellas, underdogs, upsets, buzzer-beaters, I mean this is it. If you like college basketball, this is the best time of the year.”
There are six rounds in March Madness and the first one officially counting on Thursday.