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  1. Don Castavez

    Don Castavez Still liking scotch

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    Corona? Heineken? Guinness who gives a fuck? We went 15-0 and win a natty. Fuck Bama
     
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  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaab/march-sadness-bracket-challenge
    Introducing The $1,000 March Sadness Bracket Challenge
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    By Steve Petrella
    Mar 16, 2020, 08:44 PM EDT



    There’s an old adage in the gambling world that good teams win, but great teams cover.

    It’s never truly been put to the test, until now.

    We’re simulating a hypothetical 2020 NCAA Tournament, and advancing teams based on who covers the spread, not by who wins the game.

    And we figured it would be fun to invite our readers to play and give them some skin in the game.

    Enter here for FREE by Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, and you’ll be assigned a random team. If that team goes 6-for-6 and covers every spread, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the $1,000.

    The beauty of this bracket is that point spreads become the great equalizer. Don’t fret if you get Robert Morris. The Colonials could go on a magical run with six losses and six covers and take down the pot.

    How Do I Enter?
    Click the link, then enter your name and email.

    Deadline: Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET.

    Again, it’s completely FREE to enter.

    After the deadline passes, we’ll send you your team via email.

    How Are the Spreads and Bracket Made?
    Our resident college basketball zealot Stuckey made the bracket based on how he thought things would shake out on Selection Sunday. And we’ll use his power ratings to create point spreads for every game.

    You can see the spreads for all 32 of the first-round games here.

    We’ll then use Sean Koerner’s ratings and simulator to simulate the games once and get a result. The team that covers
     
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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  4. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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  5. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty lives...

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    At first glance, my initial thought was that these sports books' livelihood is on the line since there's nothing to bet on, so they're grasping at straws to entice anyone to make a bet. But then I remembered that there's plenty of degenerate gamblers around that this is a great idea for them. But it does seem A LOT easier to manipulate the data to get the results you want. Even better than the refs at any Duke game ever.
     
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    You mean better than the refs at a Saints playoff game
     
  7. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty lives...

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    Even better, but I was trying to stick with the March Sadness theme.
     
  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    It’s free and possibly entertaining. No catch.

    sportsbooks are way down the totem pole for casinos. They simply create a little foot traffic. It’s all about those slots. Now these online varieties it’s a much bigger deal. Probably half or more. I won a bet on Csgo once and won. I watched it on twitch and was pretty exciting.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I played an online dollar slot one time. Lost $100 way faster than I ever did at a physical casino.
     
  10. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (877) 522-5001

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    Because, yunno, an online slot machine could never be rigged, right?
     
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