College Basketball Madness Rules



The deadline ("TERMINAL DATE") for registering and entering submissions for the contest is March 11th, 2020 at 12:00pm(Eastern Standard time).

How to play

Contestants must pick the winners of the 63 games in the 2020 Bracket Contest, including the final four teams and eventual champion. If a Play-In game (seeds 64 & 65) is held, this game is not included nor is the consolation game between the losers of the semi-final games.

The Bracket

Once the bracket has been submitted, the contestant is officially participating. Submitted brackets are final. Bracket picks cannot be changed once the bracket has been submitted and requests to make changes to a submitted bracket will be ignored.

The games will be graded and the bracket will be updated at the end of each round.

Point System

The Point System is as follows :

  • 1st Round = 1 pts
  • 2nd Round = 2 pts
  • 3rd Round = 4 pts
  • 4th Round = 8 pts
  • 5th Round = 12 pts
  • 6th Round = 16 pts

Prize Structure

Prizes will be determined by the correct picks in the bracket and the cumulative total of points scored by each contestant. In the event of a tie, cash prizes will be split between those who tied. All prizes over $100,000 will be paid out over the specified time period. Winners will be notified by E-mail, phone, mail and /or overnight courier within seven (7) days after the determination date. Prize winners must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within ten (10) days following attempted notification on prizes worth over $500.

Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any prize/prize notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. It is the responsibility of the entrant to keep all mailing and E-mail information up-to-date and accurate. Winners should allow up to 3-4 weeks after they return their signed, notarized affidavit to receive their prize. By accepting a prize, the winner grants and/or it's sponsors to use names, photographs, and other info for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation.

Perfect Bracket Prize $1,000.000

It's this simple -- be the only contestant to choose every game of the tournament correctly, and you'll win $1,000,000 (* see prizes page for more info). The prize will be split among the winners if there is a tie. The prize will be paid out over a period of 10 years.

Top 10 in Points

Top 10 point winners will get Betting Accounts from To check the prizes Click Here. Active accounts must be opened prior to March 16th and remain active throughout the tournament with at least $500 in wagers and meet the definition of active account below. or bonus rules apply.

An Active Account is defined as having funds and having played at least $50 on four of the previous eight days.

General Information

Other rules may apply. Please read: