The 2021 NCAA Basketball tournament begins on March 18th providing thrills and surprises for the next two weeks. Excitement is building, and part of the fun is completing tournament brackets, whether sponsored by an organization or through friends.
Over 47 million Americans are predicted to bet on this year’s tournament, either online in states where sports betting has been implemented; within casinos and other authorized betting venues. Many will be through “illegal” pools. And the money predicted for this tournament is to far exceed the 2019 amount of 8.5 billion dollars (legally and illegally bet).