The month of March means Madness to fans of college basketball and Pennsylvania sports betting.
After Selection Sunday, many across the Keystone State will be filling out brackets, depositing money into their gambling accounts, requesting days off from work and preparing for the first round of games, which start at noon Thursday, March 17.
Coach Jay Wright, as usual, will have Villanova as a high seed and a tempting choice for bettors.
PennStakes.com is a great source for the latest updates and Pennsylvania sports betting promo codes. Here is a sampling of where to go to watch and bet on the games in Pennsylvania:
Catch basketball action all month long, featuring $1 Bud Lights, half-priced select appetizers and $10 all day bites at Sports & Social Philly. Guests also can participate in giveaways, contests, games and more while watching the games on the 52-foot LED display at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Mount Airy Casino Resort (Mt. Pocono)
Mount Airy will be hosting back-to-back Friday events for the first two weeks, including $5,000 Nothing but Net Swipe & Win on March 18 and Buzzer Beater Earn & Get March 25. They also will have drinks specials at the FOX BET Sportsbook during the tournament.
Parx Sportsbook (Bensalem, Malvern)
Watch and wager on all the games here. From March 17-28 between 12-4 p.m., nearby Chickie’s & Pete’s will have an all-you-can-eat menu for $47.99, featuring Budweiser and Bud Light specials, crab fries, roast pork sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos and more. Parx earlier this year opened its sportsbook at Malvern’s Chickie’s and Pete’s. It is believed to be the first sportsbook at a standalone restaurant in the nation.
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaBetRivers Sportsbook will feature college basketball jersey drawings during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Guests who place wagers of $50 or more on college basketball will be entered into drawings to win old-school NCAA jerseys. Philadelphia 76ers fans will have their eyes on James Harden’s Arizona State jersey, which will be highlighted March 18. Other jersey drawings will be on:
- March 16, Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse
- March 17, Trae Young, Oklahoma
- March 19, Kevin Durant, Texas
- March 20, Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
Every tournament game will be televised on the casino’s 56.5-foot wide by 10.5-foot-high LED central monitor and on dozens of screens throughout the casino. Guests can place bets at more than 30 self-service kiosks located throughout the casino, as well as at the sportsbook’s six live teller windows. The sportsbook also will feature $5 draft green beer and $4 Guinness bottles on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.
Rivers Casino PittsburghThe casino will host viewing parties in both BetRivers Sportsbook and The Event Center. Reserved seats are available in BetRivers Sportsbook from March 17 through March 19. First come, first served seats are available at no charge in The Event Center on March 17 and 18. Doors to each viewing area will open at 10:30 a.m.
- BetRivers Sportsbook seating: Guests interested in purchasing a reserved seat will have the option of booths, lounge chairs or table seating for March 17-19. Tickets start at $75 per day and depend on seat location. Reserved seats include a lunch and dinner buffet. The BetRivers Sportsbook teller windows will be open until the conclusion of the last game. BetRivers self-service betting kiosks are open 24/7.
- March Mania Viewing Party: On March 17-18, guests interested in attending a free viewing event should head to The Event Center for an opportunity to watch all games on one of the four big screens. Self-service betting kiosks will be available and concessions are available for purchase. Event seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Hundreds of betting options are available for the tournament, including in-game betting and prop bets. Visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh to reserve your seat and get additional info.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The casino is partnering with its retail sportsbook, FanDuel, for a special promotion — any members in their rewards program, B-Connected, who bet on a March Madness game and experience a net loss on their bet slip can enter a drawing for the chance to win back up to 100% of the loss.
The promotion begins March 17 at 10 a.m. and ends March 28 at 11:59 p.m. All winners then will be chosen at random March 31. Winners must claim their prize at the casino’s cage during normal operating hours within 15 days of being notified.
Enjoy the Madness!