5 Essential Things to Do for the College Basketball Championship This Month
Fill out your brackets: The top tournament in sports kicks off this month with 67 action-packed games culminating in the college basketball championship on April 6. And although tip-offs will take place across the country, one place near Philly is the spot to watch them all. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has planned the ultimate fan experience with live coverage of every matchup, food and drink specials, legal sports betting and discounted hotel packages for a quick getaway. Whether you come for a single game or a whole weekend, here’s why Borgata should host your watch party.
Enjoy all of your favorite stadium foods without a ticket. Moneyline Bar & Book and Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge at Borgata will both serve up game-day snacks during the tournament. Fill your plate with spicy wings, warm pretzels and other favorites while rooting for your picks. Central Conference Center will also offer bites during the first round of games March 19–22.
Hydrate with a “Waterboy” (Tito’s vodka, fresh lemon, raspberry cordial and mint) at Moneyline or choose from more than 20 craft beers. In addition to Level One’s cold drafts and top-notch cocktails, the 15-foot-round bar in the Central Conference Center will also serve up suds and spirits during the postseason. Sip while watching games on multiple screens.
Play the odds (legally) in New Jersey at Borgata. Place wagers on both games and futures at Moneyline, the Central Conference Center and Borgata Race & Sports Book. Can’t make the trip to A.C.? Bet online at borgatasports.com, a safe and secure way to make your wager in New Jersey. Sign up on the website or app now and get a risk-free first bet up to $300.
With a 40-foot-wide LED video wall, Moneyline boasts some of the biggest screens around. And if you step out onto the casino floor at halftime, don’t worry about hustling back. TVs across the entire Borgata property will broadcast the tournament, so you’ll catch every minute. Both the buzzy B Bar and upscale Long Bar will also air the games on their sets.
As multiple quarterfinal matches went into overtime last year, don’t count on the action wrapping early. Turn your night out into an overnight stay with one of Borgata’s hotel deals. Packages start at $119 and include a $50 food and beverage credit good at any of the dining outlets on the property. Availability is limited, so book ASAP to guarantee your spot. Then start working on your bracketology.
Plan your March trip to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and catch all of the college basketball action at the area’s premier sports betting destination.This is a paid partnership between Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio