Several Casinos In PA Hosting March Madness Parties Next Week

Written By Corey Sharp on March 13, 2024 - Last Updated on April 8, 2024
Photo showing the March Madness logo at the center of a basketball court for a story about casinos in Pennsylvania hosting watch parties for this year's March Madness.

The first weekend of March Madness offers games from noon until midnight featuring little schools going up against the blue bloods. Part of the fun is watching a program you’ve never heard of before upsetting a top-four seed.

Many Pennsylvania casinos are celebrating the action with guests, supplying promotions and watch parties for the weekend. Guests can place wagers inside the casinos’ sportsbooks or utilize PA online sportsbooks.

Hollywood Penn National locations to supply watch parties for NCAA first-round games

If you haven’t already, call out of work next Thursday and Friday and get to a Pennsylvania casino. Hollywood Penn National’s locations at Penn National Race Course (PNRC) and The Meadows are throwing watch parties during the first round of March Madness betting in Pennsylvania.

The Meadows is offering guests a Redzone Seating Package, which includes a $50 fee for an individual recliner in front of a 100-inch TV display. Guests are privy to the following food and beverage promotions:

  • $5 22 oz. domestic drafts
  • $50 huge appetizer platter with three apps and two 22 oz. drafts

March Madness fans can also fill out a bracket, in which the casino offers prizes for each round of the tournament.

PNRC is opening its Sports Bar and H Lounge early on March 21 and 22. The casino is selling seats in the dining room for $50, which includes a seat for the day, $30 in bounce-back dining credits and some promotional items.

Weekly food and drink specials include a $25 beer tower and the Bracket Buster Burger, which comes with two patties, bacon, onion rings, burger sauce, lettuce and tomato for $16.

In addition, PNRC is presenting the following sportsbook promotions:

  • Bracket Challenge: Guests are currently earning entries for every $25 (max up to six) rated wager they make. On March 17, 64 winners will be selected and placed on the bracket board. They will win prizes as their associated team wins rounds in the NCAA Tournament.
  • NCAA Tournament Pool: Contingent on a $20 fee, make predictions for each round in the NCAA Tournament. The top 3 prizes are cash based on the money collected from the entry fees.

Live! Casino Philadelphia to give away a Rolex watch during March Madness

Live! Casino Philadelphia is offering one of the coolest prizes over the duration of March Madness. Guests who place a $100 parlay or more on the NCAA Tournament will be eligible to win a Rolex watch. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 p.m.

Popular sports bar, Sports & Social, is offering $4 Michelob, Bud Light and Budweiser drafts. A local artist will also be on site throughout the tournament designing custom basketballs for guests.

NCAA Tournament viewing parties at casinos in PA

There are two Pennsylvania casinos that are conducting watch parties throughout March Madness.

Valley Forge Casino is holding viewing parties for the entirety of the tournament. Tavern, a restaurant inside the casino, is administering a special menu consisting of loaded tots and Bavarian pretzels, Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders and Smash Burgers.

The property is also running a promotion that will give two lucky guests a chance to win a trip to the Final 4 next year. Running March 17 to April 8, Valley Forge Casino will randomly draw five pre-qualifying winners through the kiosk software. The winners will be chosen on April 10.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is also having a viewing party for each day of the tournament. Guests must be 21 or over and buy tickets for entry into the retail version of the BetRivers PA Sportsbook.

Photo by Gene J. Puskar / AP
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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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