Cash Giveaways, Finals Tickets Part Of Michigan Casino March Madness Promotions

Written By Drew Ellis on March 4, 2022Last Updated on March 15, 2022
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We are just a few weeks away from one of the great three-week events in sports.

The 2022 NCAA Tournament will tip off starting on March 15 for the men and March 16 for the women.

Retail casinos and sportsbooks around the state will be embracing March Madness with special promotions and offers.

Here’s a look at how you can amplify your NCAA sports betting experience this month.

*With Thursday also being St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget about these casino promotions.

NCAA Tournament Breakdown

Just in case you aren’t aware, he’s a full list of dates for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

  • First Four: March 15-16
  • First Round: March 17-18
  • Second Round: March 19-20
  • Sweet 16: March 24-25
  • Elite Eight: March 26-27
  • Final Four: April 2
  • NCAA Championship: April 4

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament has some slight differences in days.

  • First Four: March 16-17
  • First Round: March 18-19
  • Second Round: March 20-21
  • Sweet 16: March 25-26
  • Elite Eight: March 27-28
  • Final Four: April 1
  • NCAA Championship: April 3

Grab a seat at a Detroit sportsbook

One of the best options for a March Madness viewing experience is to stop by one of the Detroit casino sportsbooks.

You can catch the games and bet live at the venue. Reserving tables for groups is also an option.

MGM Grand Detroit / BetMGM Sports Lounge

  • Name: BetMGM Sports Lounge
  • Address: 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Phone: (877) 888-2121
  • Sportsbook hours: 7 days — 9 a.m.-Midnight
  • Lounge hours: 7 days — 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Five dozen HDTVs and a full-service bar await patrons who visit the BetMGM Sports Lounge. You’ll also find a range of plush seating options, six betting windows to place your bets, and 35 self-serve kiosks for those who prefer to do it on their own.

MotorCity Casino Hotel / FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Name: FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Address: 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone: (866) 782-9622
  • Sportsbook hours: 7 days — 9 a.m.-midnight

Visitors to MotorCity can check out FanDuel, a sportsbook that features 67 HDTVs and a sports ticker to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. When it’s time to place bets, you can choose from six betting windows or 54 self-serve kiosks.

Greektown Casino-Hotel / Barstool Sportsbook

  • Name: Barstool Sportsbook
  • Address: 1211 Chrysler Dr., Detroit, MI 48226
  • Phone: (313) 223-2999
  • Sportsbook hours: 7 days — 10 a.m.-midnight

Visitors to Greektown can check out Barstool Sportsbook, a sportsbook that features 25 HDTVs and a 30’ video wall for viewing all the top games. When it’s time to place bets, you can choose from 40 betting kiosks.

Little River giving finals trip to losing bettor

A losing bet could lead to a great opportunity for you at Little River Casino Resort as part of Replay Payday.

Turn your losing betting slip of at least $100 and print your full name and Players Club card number on the back. Then place it into the Sportsbook Roller Drum from now through March 20.

At the end of the promotion, a drawing will take place. Along with cash prizes, the grand prize of the drawing will be a trip for two to the NCAA Championship Game. Air fare and hotel costs will be covered, along with $1,000 in spending money and two tickets to the game.

FireKeepers giving away cash for March Madness

FireKeepers Casino Hotel will be holding the Dacey’s Sportsbook Cash Giveway on Tuesday, April 5.

The giveaway comes the day after the NCAA Tournament concludes. To earn an entry into the giveaway, make a wager at Dacey’s Sportsbook live betting window of $250 or more in a single transaction that includes NCAA basketball. The wagers must be done at Dacey’s Sportsbook.

Entries can be earned March 13-April 4.

The drawing prizes will be:

  • 1st Place: $3,000 cash
  • 2nd Place: $1,500 cash
  • 3rd Place: $1,000 cash
  • 4th Place: $750 cash
  • 5th Place: $500 cash
  • 6th Place: $250 cash

Final Fortune at Four Winds New Buffalo

Four Winds Casino’s New Buffalo location will be holding $100,000 Final Fortune on March 25.

At 4 p.m. that day, four guests will win $1,000 in instant credit/free slot play.

Then each hour between 5-10 p.m., three W-Club members will be selected to play Final Fortune.

The 18 winners chosen to play will get to select four envelopes with random point values from the gameboard. All four point values will be totaled and multiplied by five to determine the cash winnings.

If the point total equals 100 points, they win $100,000.

At 11 p.m., two guests will be awarded with $5,000 cash each.

W-Club members receive one free entry daily now through March 25 by visiting a promotion kiosk at any Four Winds location. Additional entries to the contest can be earned by playing slots, table games or live poker with their W-Club Players Card.

Shoot For Loot at Gun Lake

Gun Lake Casino Michigan will be holding a Shoot For Loot promotion for March Madness.

Tournament entries can be won now until March 16. Guests get one entry for every $100 bet at the sportsbook counter in the casino.

On March 16, 64 winners will be drawn to compete in a Shoot For Loot tournament that will take place on March 24. The Final Four remaining will then compete on April 2.

Top prize for the promotion is $5,000 in cash. Second will win $2,000 in free slot play, while the other two finalists will receive $500 in free slot play.

Bracket Challenge at Island Resort

Island Resort & Casino will be holding a Stack It for the Bracket Challenge.

Just fill out a bracket and bring it to Island Club by March 17 at noon ET. It costs $20 to enter, but you also get a free $20 bet at the TwinSpires kiosk.

The winning bracket for the contest gets $1,000. Second gets $500 and third gets $250. Plus, $100 will be given to the winner after each round.

Island Resort & Casino also is offering up room deals if you wager on the NCAA Tournament from March 17-20. For $100 cumulative bet per day, get a $39 room rate. If you bet $500 cumulatively per day, you earn a free room.

March Moolah at Soaring Eagle

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is putting on March Moolah on Fridays in March.

One winner each hour from 7-11 p.m. will win $2,500 in cash each week.

ACCESS Club members receive one entry into the drawing for every 300 points earned on their club card now until 10:55 p.m. on March 25.

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of Playinmichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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