Thursday night College hoops in full swing

I was reading somewhere that during the NCAA tournament productivity loss for businesses will reach an astonishing 1.2 billion dollars as people watch or listen to games at work, or will skip work entirely to be at home in order to watch their team(s) play.  At the same time, over 2.4 billion dollars will be wagered on the NCAA tournament during its duration, which leads this writer to believe that in order to save money at work, March Madness games on Thursdays and Fridays should be now be declared national holidays. I for one join in being a statistic, and have played hooky from my day job in order to watch the great opening round action of the NCAA tournament, while hopefully seeing my wagers placed in our featured online sportsbooks come to fruition. 32 teams will be in action today, and it would be borderline criminal for a sports wagering fan not to head to one of our featured sportsbooks (or if you are lucky enough, head to Vegas) to get in on the excitement of March Madness. I for one have taken out a handful of wagers and compiled them into a few parlay wagers at  With eager anticipation, I, like most of the sports-watching American public cannot wait for the games to begin, and for the brackets to start taking shape. What a great time March Madness is indeed.
Although this is the first round of the NCAA tournament, one can never be sure that higher seeded team will actually come out on top. If any of you can (or want to) remember last year’s tournament, no ranking can secure a bid to the second round, especially as the lower ranked teams are hungry to upset the top seeds in the tourney.  I certainly learned the hard way last year, having my brackets almost completely destroyed by the start of the second round that those who are placing their sportsbook wagers this year will have to do some hard thinking before just choosing the favorites in each game. Though I certainly can’t pick who will be upset in the first round of the tournament, you can be sure that it will happen somewhere.  Nonetheless, I for one am forging ahead with my wagers taking Gonzaga, Xavier, and North Carolina in my first sportsbook wager of the day. I’m hoping that Gonzaga and Xavier will pull of a couple of upsets (even though they are fairly closely seeded to the teams they are playing) and start me off with my first parlay win. My wager from Tuesday paid off, as Florida A&M beat Niagra, and hopefully I’ll keep the ball rolling in this online wager.

For my second and last wager of the day, I’m taking out another parlay bet at, except this time taking a number of favorites to win. Taking Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Ohio State, and Georgetown to win, my five dollar, four-team parlay wager should make for an exciting time watching the games this evening. If you have yet to get your sportsbook wagers placed for today’s match-ups, please stop reading this, and place your bets. You won’t want to miss out on any of the March Madness action, as it will be an exciting time all week long.  Check back tomorrow for more updates and good luck this year in your brackets and sportsbooks wagers. Thanks again from us at

Aaron G.