Sweeten your NCAA hoops action with these four deals that beat any buzzer.
Sportsbooks across the Internet are looking to add method to your March Madness with special offers designed with the bracket-beater in mind. With creativity (and of course free cash) here are a four of the best that caught my eye:
$500,000 Hoops Madness Contest: Sports Betting
No one said it was going to be easy but pick 55 or more games right and you could win up to US$500,000 at Sports Betting. You can also win one of the other great prizes up for grabs including:
- a Toshiba 50″ Projection Television
- an Olympus Camedia Digital Camera
- a Philips Expanium CD Player with CD-MP3 Playback
- one of six US$100 accounts
Lines, Props & More: Sports InterAction
Aside of up to the minute lines and props on all 63 games, Sports InterAction carries fat over/unders on entire games or per half. Sports InterAction’s generous lines make it worth having a second look at those longshot dogs. Don’t wait until April to say ‘I told you so’.
Free Bracket Entry Grid Pool Competition: Intertops
Intertops is giving away 64 prizes worth more than US$15,000.00, with a cash grand prize of $5,000. Play free just for being an Intertops customer. One point is awarded for each you pick correctly, with prizes going to the top players.
March Madness Re-Load Bonus: The Big Book
At The Big Book enjoy a 10% Bonus each time you re-load your account with a Western Union deposit of $100 or more, available up to April 1st, 2002. That’s on top of the up to $500 free you can already earn just for depositing with The Big Book.
APA Issues Health Advisory on Internet Gambling
A study published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) finds that people who gamble online may have more serious gambling addictions than gamblers who wager in land casinos. The APA issued a health advisory on Internet gambling.
The study questioned 389 users of the dental and medical clinic at the University of Connecticut. Thirty one of the study participants had gambled on the Internet; 14 of those reported doing so weekly.
“We’re not seeing a lot of recreational Togel Hongkong gambling on the Internet,” said Nancy Petry, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center and one of the study’s authors. “The Internet seems to attract people who are prone to or who have already developed a gambling problem.”
The study suggests that young people are at special risk. “Younger people tend to be involved in risk-taking behavior,” said Petry. “They have higher rates of gambling in general. Younger people are more likely to use computers.”
The APA said that Internet gambling is more dangerous than visiting a land-based casino because problem gamblers can play alone, uninterrupted and unnoticed. Also, regular or heavy users of the Internet were more likely to participate in Internet gambling than other users.
Petry offers a this idea for protecting the online gambler: warning labels on casinos.