$10K Madness at South Point for only $5

$10K Madness at South Point for only $5

March 15, 2016 3:01 AM


It’s March Madness and millions of people all over the country – sports bettors, die-hard fans and casual observers – are busy filling out their brackets for the NCAA Tournament games in hopes of winning a lumber yard with a toothpick. 

One of the easiest ways to win that lumberyard is to play a Jackpot parlay card at the South Point sportsbook. For a mere $5 you might walk away with $10,000 – or more, as all entry fees go into the pot. And, you don’t even have to get all the games right to do it. You simply have to be the person with the most correct selections.

Better yet, you don’t have to know anything about handicapping or pointspreads because there are no pointspreads. Just pick who you think will win each of the games. How easy is that?!

There are two separate cards, one for Thursday’s games and one for Friday’s, 16 games each day. And if you can’t get out to South Point, don’t worry; you can stop by one of their satellite books at Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Rampart, or Riverside in Laughlin.

Of course, getting a little help from the experts is always a good idea when trying to pick winners. One of the best spots to do that is Sunset Station’s 4th annual “Tip off to the Tourney” seminar, which will be held Tuesday inside Club Madrid from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The seminar will feature commentary on tournament team pairings as well as insights into the games. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Hosted by Brian Blessing, host of Sportsbook Radio’s “Lunchtime with the Linemakers” on KSHP 1400 AM, and Chuck Esposito, director of race and sports for Sunset Station, the panel will feature Bernie Fratto, host of the Rebel Extra and “SportsXRadio,”; Andy Iskoe, sports writer for GamingToday and expert sports handicapper; and Bruce Marshall, The Gold Sheet.

We have attended past seminars and can tell you it is definitely worth your while to attend.

But if that doesn’t fit your schedule, you will want to catch Blessing at one of his other shows (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PT) this week – either on the radio, on the web (sportsbookradio.com) or in person – because he always seems to attract the most knowledgeable folks when it comes to sports and betting.

Wednesday, he will be doing his tournament preview show at O’Aces (4955 S. Decatur Blvd.) with Vinny Magliulo, Las Vegas Dissemination Company’s VP of corporate relations, John Avello, executive director of race and sports operations at Wynn Las Vegas, Bruce Marshall of The Gold Sheet and more.

Thursday and Friday the show will do a live remote from the Grand Ballroom at Golden Nugget during their Tournament event with Tony Miller, GN’s sportsbook director. On Thursday former Mayor Oscar Goodman will join the show.

MADNESS FACTS: Last year the American Gaming Association estimated that at least 40 million people in the United States would fill out more than 70 million brackets and bet approximately $9 billion. This year they estimate the betting handle to grow to $9.2 billion with only about $262 million of that bet through legal sportsbooks in Nevada. Do you think it is time to change things?

See you around town.

Eileen DiRocco is the owner and publisher of GamingToday, the bible for gaming news “you can bet on.” Contact Eileen at EileenDiRocco@GamingToday.com.

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