March Madness is upon us, so take advantage with FanDuel Bracket Madness, FanDuel Sportbook’s free bracket challenge offering $250k in prizes, including $100k to first.

How does it work? Like their counterparts for March Madness betting in New Jersey, FanDuel is offering a free bracket contest.

FanDuel Bracket Madness rules

This free-to-play bracket pick-em contest is open to everyone 21 and older with no purchase necessary. You can register anytime from Sunday night through Wednesday night, before the first big day of the tournament. Entries are unlimited, but only one per user. Enter FanDuel Bracket Madness here.

Even though the contest is being offer in the FanDuel Sportsbook app, it is open to people everywhere because it’s a free contest and, thus, not considered betting.

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How to play

Hit the “claim offer” button to access the FanDuel Bracket Madness challenge and get a $500 risk free bet.



Official details

Here are the official details from FanDuel:

Worrying over a busted bracket can be maddening. But with FanDuel Bracket Madness you don’t need to have a perfect bracket for a shot at $250K in total prizes! All you have to do is make a free bracket for a chance to win. Get points for every game of the tournament you pick correctly, finish in first and you’ll win a share of the $100K jackpot. Other top finishers will split an additional $150K in prizes. Good Luck!

This is a fairly straightforward bracket pick-em, with the added twist of a massive cash prize pool. While FanDuel Sportsbook is only live in New Jersey, opening the offer to all players will allow them to grow their customer base for expansion into new markets– they already have a sportsbook in PA.


$250k prize pool

The prize pool is $250,000 in guaranteed payouts. First place gets $100,000 and the top 1,000 finishers are paid. This is the biggest bracket payout we’ve seen for legal New Jersey sports betting sites.


FanDuel March Madness promos

In addition to their Bracket Madness contest, FanDuel is running some other promos for March Madness.

  • Bandwagon Bonus
    • If you place an NCAA championship future bet, you’ll get a $5 bonus for every game your team wins along the way.
  • $500 risk free bet
    • This is FanDuel’s standard offer where new users get a risk free bet up to $500



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