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Press Release Category Sports - Basketball - LazerWager Release Date: March 17, 2008

Florida and Ohio State on the Sidelines as March Madness Betting Begins

By LazerWager
March 17, 2008
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Last year's NCAA Championship participants are left out of the Tournament while March Madness betting options are released.

PR9.NET March 17, 2008 - San Jose, Costa Rica – Online sports and Live Dealer gaming website

The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Tournament begins in earnest on March 20, 2008 with 65 teams vying for the 2008 title, but betting action has already heated up at leading online sports book

Interestingly, last year's Championship Game participants, Florida and Ohio State, were left out of this year's tournament.

Lots of love is already being shown to the four No. 1 seeds, Memphis, Kansas, UCLA and North Carolina, on the future odds to win the outright championship. Both UCLA and North Carolina are favored at 9/2, Kansas is at 5/1, and Memphis is at 8/1. While outright winners are a popular futures bet for customers, each opening round game will have both individual odds and prop bets (what player will have the highest field-goal percentage, first player in the game to foul out, etc.). March Madness Prop bets continue to be a popular option on the site.

Some of the leading prop bets are:
• How many #1 seeds will make the Final Four?
• Which conference will win the Championship?
• Who will win the John Wooden Award?

All NCAA Tournament proposition bets, and the current odds for each team, can be found by going to: and clicking on the "Props and Futures" link near the bottom of the page.

LazerWager Director of Operations Dan Delgato said the prop bets have always been popular on his site, but betting on the individual games still remains the largest part of the business.

"From the time before the opening game tips off on Thursday morning until the last basket is made in the Championship Game in Indianapolis, our wagering department will be very busy," he said. "With so many games that first weekend, it is really a sports bettor's dream to just sit in his favorite sports bar, or on his couch at home, and see how his teams fair."

The betting action is expected to be heavy at and the site's wagering department will be fully-staffed with customer service specialists on hand to assist with the high demand. The site is also offering a wide range of promotions in conjunction with the tournament.

The proposition bets aren't the only thing separating from other online sports books. LazerWager offers half a dozen promotions for March Madness for new accounts and current customers like -108 Juice on the teams that make it to the Elite 8, up to 100% New Sign Up Deposit Bonus, and many more. Just go to for more information.

Industry analysts predict that March Madness betting in the U.S. is second, in terms of volume, to only the Super Bowl, with $300 million expected to be wagered at online sport books this March on the NCAA Tournament.

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… LazerWager ( based in San Jose, Costa Rica with corporate offices in Cyprus, is an online sports, casino and entertainment gambling website backed by over 50 years experience in the online gambling industry. They offer sports and race book betting, Live Dealer and digital casino software, odds on various news, entertainment and current events as well as exciting free content. LazerWager abides by all rules and regulations related to online gaming.

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