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What’s Bigger:
Amount Bet On March Madness
or Odds of a Perfect Bracket?

By RJ Bell – Pregame.com
rj@pregame.com | 1-800-PREGAME

Experts believe that more than 10 percent of Americans participate in March Madness “office pools.” So figuring for 300 million Americans, that means 30 million take part! Experts estimate that over 2.5 billion dollars is bet on March Madness each year (More than the Super Bowl) - with only 4% of that amount wagered "legally" in Nevada.

Odds of picking a perfect bracket? 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 1. That’s nine quintillion to one! How big is that number? It is a billion times as big as 9 billion! Think of it this way: if every man, woman, and child on the planet randomly filled out 10 million brackets each, the odds would be LESS than 1% that even one would have a perfect bracket. How tall would every possible bracket be, on paper of normal thickness? That stack would reach from the earth’s surface to THE SUN over six thousand times! That stack would be 19.5 MILLION times the height of Mount Everest!

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By RJ Bell – Pregame.com
rj@pregame.com | 1-800-PREGAME

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