|Sportsbetting.com the Internet sports wagering operator has announced this year’s ‘Hoop Madness’ – a free fill-in-the-bracket contest on this year's NCAA college basketball tournament.|
To win the moolah, users have to log on Sportsbetting.com before March 18, 2004 and must predict the winner of each of the 63 games that make up the March Madness basketball tournament. The winners fall into three categories. Any contestant who predicts 60 or more games correctly wins $500,000 in cash. Any contestant who predicts 57-59 games correctly wins $20,000 and any contestant who predicts 55 or 56 games correctly wins $1,000. Consolation prizes include a 60-inch Projection TV, digital cameras, CD/MP3 Player and six $100 betting accounts. The minimum sports wager is US $10 and the maximum is US $2,200.
The website which is owned by Real Entertainment and operated by the government of Antigua said that last year Omar Fontenboa of Elmhurst, New York from amongst thousands of online contestants won the Hoops Madness. He did not predict 55 or more games correctly, but went home with 50' Projection Television for obtaining the highest score.
Sportsbetting.com offers similar live odds and accepts real money bets on all NBA and college basketball games.