Last Updated on May 8, 2020
With March Madness betting upon us, there will be promotions and bracket contests everywhere. DraftKings Sportsbook has posted the biggest survivor pool with a $250,000 “March Mania Survival Pool” contest. In addition to $250,000 of prize money, DraftKings notes that “four random college grads get a chunk of their student debt paid off” as well. What has become a yearly tradition at DraftKings, the contests seem to get bigger and bigger. Let’s dive into the details, as this contest is free to enter.
In a few tournament picks, you could be $250,000 richer. See how you can win the big bucket of cash in the March Mania Survivor Pool presented by @kfc.
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) March 9, 2020
How to Enter DraftKings March Mania Pool
Entering this contest is simple. There are a few steps. The first is signing up for DraftKings Sportsbook, here. After you are signed up, follow these steps.
- Opt-in to enter on the DraftKings March Survivor Pool page, by 12 PM EST on 3/19.
- Pick one team to win. Each day, you will need to pick a team to win, survivor style.
- If your pick wins, you move onto the next round.
- You can only pick a team one time. If you have no teams left to pick, you lose.
- If you advance to the end, you win your share of $250,000 and…your student loans paid off?
Have DraftKings Pay off Your Student Loans!
Did a pretty lousy job tweeting a cool item from @sbjsbd Closing Bell earlier, so here’s a replay: @DraftKings will forgive student loans up to $100k for each of four sweepstakes winners in its March Madness survivor pool. Random draw for those. Nice play in the DK demo. pic.twitter.com/U5eIsJ3SCJ
— Bill King (@Bill_KingSBJ) March 9, 2020
This is attractive to anyone with student loan debt. In addition to the massive $250,000 prize pool, if you opt-in to DraftKings Survivor Pool sweetener, you could be one of four college grads to have a chunk of their student loans paid off.
DraftKings says “This is the land of the free, so see ya, debt.”
DraftKings March Mania Survivor Pool Strategy
The rules are simple in survivor pools, pick a team for each day and you can only use each team one time. For March Madness, there is a heavy strategy to it. It is very easy to select all number one seeds early in the tournament, but they you lose your ability to choose those teams later in the brackets, which could hurt your chances at advancing. On the first few days, there will always be upsets. 11 seeds, 12 seeds, and sometimes even 13 and 14 seeds win, so the strategy will be finding the upset or the team that is underrated to choose earlier in the tournament.
Look at teams that received at large bids in competitive conferences that may be ranked lower than they should. There will always be teams with great records that had poor regular season schedules, and won their conferences. After the bracket is released, you will be able to find edges with teams such as lower-level ACC or B1G teams that are bubble teams to sneak into the tournament.
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