How To Bet On NCAA March Madness in Canada

Sports Betting Canadian Basketball MascotSelection Sunday is in the books.  There are now 68 teams from 68 schools ready to leave it on the line for the coveted 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  The first round, play-in games, take place Tuesday and Wednesday and then it’s one of my favourite weekends of the year, with the first two rounds of March Madness taking place this weekend.

Getting under way a little more than a month after the Super Bowl, March Madness is always the next massive event for sports bettors every year.   Even up here in Canada, most people I know will fill out at least one bracket for the tournament, and with this peaked interest I always see plenty of Canadians looking for ways to bet on the games online.  This year, I’ve decided to make a How To Guide for betting on March Madness, where I break down all of the steps to placing those March Madness bets.

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Bet On March Madness 2017 in Canada – Guide

#1 Open An Online Betting Account

First things first.  You’ll need to open an online betting account to place bets on March Madness. is our rated Canadian sportsbook, and I will personally be placing all of my March Madness bets with them.  They are currently offering a 100% up to $200 welcome bonus for new Canadian sign ups.  Here’s a full review.

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The Sports Betting CanadianI’m personally a March Madness addict.  I don’t follow college basketball until the Conference Tournaments at the beginning of March and then I always find myself filling out 100’s of brackets in the week leading up to the start of the tournament and wishing Monday-Wednesday away so I can watch some more college hoops.

#2 Deposit

Now that you’ve opened your account you will have to make a deposit in order to have some funds online with which to bet on the March Madness games.  If you’re planning to bet on several games throughout the tournament I suggest depositing at least $200 in order to take full advantage of the welcome bonus offered at  Read more about the bonus conditions on the SIA review page.

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#3 Place Your March Madness Bets

Now that you have money in your account you can go ahead and place your March Madness bets.  The most common bets on NCAA games are the spread, money line and over/under bets.  Sports Interaction has the odds for these 3 bets prominently shown for each game as you can see from the screenshot below (screenshot taken from an earlier NCAA game).

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You can also see in the top right corner of the sportsbook it says ‘More Betting (33)’.  That shows that for each game Sports Interaction also offers 33 different prop bets that you can wager on.  This screenshot was taken from a game prior to March Madness, so I wouldn’t be surprised if SIA offers even more props during the tournament.

To find the March Madness games at Sports Interaction you need to click on ‘Basketball’ -> ‘USA’ -> ‘NCAA’ in the sportsbook sidebar.  You will also see that there is an ‘NCAA Futures’ that also allows you to place a variety of futures bets throughout the tournament.

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March 14, 2016 by : Posted in Basketball 1 Comment
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