PA Sports Betting Apps Have Full Court Press of March Madness Promos and Bet Boosts

Written By Katie Kohler on March 17, 2021 - Last Updated on April 21, 2022
PA Sportsbook Specials for March Madness

Sportsbooks in Pennsylvania seem to be doing their best to make up for the fact that the NCAA Tournament was cancelled last year.

They are offering lots of promos, new users offers and boosts for bettors ready to wager on March Madness again.

It’s not as difficult as narrowing a field of 64 to a final four, but here are some of the standouts.

Betting on NCAA in PA

Before you log on to a PA sports betting app from your couch or corner bar, there are a few things you should know. If you bet on the NBA, you’ll notice certain betting markets are missing from CBB markets. It’s because legal sportsbooks comply with state specific rules for NCAA basketball betting markets.

In Pennsylvania, legal sportsbooks are not able to offer betting markets on player props.

In New Jersey, legal sportsbooks can’t offer betting markets on any college sport or game that takes place in New Jersey. Also, while you are physically located in New Jersey, you can not bet on any New Jersey college team regardless of where the game takes place.

For example, the 2021 NCAA tourney is in Indianapolis. You are not permitted to bet on Rutgers on any legal, regulated sportsbook app while physically located in New Jersey. However, if you cross the bridge and are (21+) and in PA, you can.

DraftKings March Madness promos

DraftKings Bet $4, Win $256: New users can get 64:1 odds and bet $4 to win $256 on underdogs for certain NCAA tourney games in the first and second round. 

  • Offer valid now until tipoff of the last second round game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 20).
  • Make a deposit of $5 or more into your sportsbook account. Following deposit, visit the landing page from the Sportsbook promos page and pick that team team you would like to boost. You can choose any lower seed/ranked team to beat a higher seed/ranked team in the available promotional games (e.g. a 10 seed to beat a 7 seed). You can’t change your boost once “boost this team” is clicked.  If the boost does not appear, refresh the page or try opting in again.
  • Following selection, you will be issued a single-use Odds Boost to use for your chosen team to win their match up.
  • Boosted Price +6400Max Bet $4.

March Mania 75+ point insurance: Get your bet back if your team loses but scores 75+ points.

  • Available for all CBB Round 1 & 2 games on March 19 and 20.
  • Opt-in and place a single pre-game moneyline bet on any Round 1 or 2 game.
  • If your team loses, but scores 75+, DraftKings will refund bet as a free bet up to $50.

DraftKings NCAA Tournament odds boosts

  • West Virginia and Villanova both to win by 10+ boosted from (+272) to +340
  • Texas Tech, Tennessee and Syracuse all to win boosted from (+344) to +400

Fox Bet March Madness promos

Fox Bet Pre-Tournament Offer: Get $10 free for NBA or NCAA basketball.

  • Offer valid until March 17.
  •  Opt-in within the ‘Challenges’ window before placing a $10+ wager (single or cumulative) on the NBA or NCAA Men’s Basketball (parlays are included).
  •  Qualifying wagers must be placed -200 minimum odds (-200 on each parlay leg).
  •  $10 free bet will be credited instantly and available to use on the First Four and First Round of March Madness (free bet expires 11:59pm 3/20).

Tournament Offer: Get $10 free every day of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Offer valid March 18 – April 4.
  • Opt in within the ‘Challenges’ window before placing a $10+ wager (parlays are included) on a qualifying game each day on the NCAA Men’s Tournament (every they’ll drop qualifying games on promotions page). Offer valid only once per day.
  •  Qualifying wagers must be placed -200 minimum odds (-200 on each parlay leg).
  • $10 free bet will be credited instantly and is only available for use on that same day (expires 11:59pm).

March 22 Update: Double Your Money on a Gonzaga win

  • Offer valid Monday, March 22 before Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma tipoff at 2:40 p.m. ET.
  • Double your money on a Gonzaga to win bet (if Gonzaga wins)
  • Offer in addition to Fox Bet “Get $10 Free Everyday” running throughout tournament
  • Max $10 Deposit at +100 odds
  • Available for Fox Bet customers in PA, NJ, MI and CO

Fox Bet NCAA bet boosts

  • Any #3, #4 or #5 seed to win the NCAA Tournament boosted from (+225) to +275
  • Virginia to make the Final Four boosted from (+1000) to +1200
  • Michigan to Make the Final Four boosted from (+150) to +200
  • Any SEC team to win the NCAA Tournament boosted from (+600) to +800
  • All four #1 seeds to reach the Final Four boosted from (+1500) to +1800
  • All Elite 8: Gonzaga, Illinois, Baylor and Michigan boosted from (+500) to +600
  • All Elite 8: Gonzaga, Baylor, Kansas boosted from (+650) to +800
  • Villanova to make the Sweet Sixteen boosted from (+150) to +200
  • Oklahoma State to make the Final Four boosted from (+500) to +650
  • Purdue or Wisconsin to make the Final Four boosted from (+425) to +500

FanDuel March Madness Spread the Love

FanDuel Sportsbook is bringing back the love with its popular “Spread the Love” promotion.

Spread the Love on Michigan State vs. UCLA (March 18):

  • The spread will increase one point in Michigan State’s favor for every 2500 bets that are placed on the market (Michigan State with the points). For example, Michigan State opened (-1.5 @ -110). If 25,000 users bet on Michigan State, the line will close at Michigan State (+8.5 @ -110), and regardless of when you bet on the line, you’ll receive the enhanced line. 
  • All users can “Spread the Love” and will see the market available once inside the FanDuel sportsbook mobile app. Max bet $50.

BetMGM March Madness promos

BetMGM Risk-Free First Bet: Every new user will receive a risk-free first bet up to $600 during the tournament.

Buzzer beaters insurance: BetMGM is offering fans a lifeline through its new “Buzzer-Beater Insurance” that will refund up to $20 of a bet that loses due to a shot made in the final five seconds of the game.

Bet the Board: During the NCAA Tournament first round, users who place a minimum $10 bet will receive $160 in free bets to spread across every game that day ($10 per game). Customers who place a $20 bet on the second round will again receive $160 in free bets to be able to bet on every game on the board ($20 per game).

And free NCAA bracket contests too

For those interested in entering their NCAA bracket into free pools for a long-shot chance of winning big money, look no further than free PA bracket contests.

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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