CANJ: Atlantic City Casinos Ready to Celebrate National College Basketball Championship

Basketball bouncing with light show
March 15, 2023

Atlantic City, NJ (March 7, 2023) – As brackets are filled out this Sunday, basketball fans can enjoy all that the National College Basketball Championship has to offer at Atlantic City casinos. Each property has exciting events, entertainment and specials lined up for guests as the tournament unfolds.

“The National College Basketball Championship is the best time of year for basketball fans, and there is no better place to enjoy the unpredictable, action-packed tournament than Atlantic City,” said Mark Giannantonio, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “Atlantic City casinos have world-class dining, entertainment and shopping, and guests can watch teams compete for the national championships while experiencing all that the resort destination has to offer.”

The casino industry remains committed to the ongoing transformation of Atlantic City into a leading resort destination, investing hundreds of millions of dollars in redevelopment projects and amenities to attract new visitors to the region. It also remains a steadfast community partner. Every year, Atlantic City casinos and employees donate millions in financial resources and hours of their time volunteering with local charities. This investment of time and resources further strengthens the local community, while improving Atlantic City’s position as a major economic engine for Atlantic County and the State of New Jersey.

Throughout the month of March, Atlantic City casinos will host a variety of exclusive events and food and beverage specials, including:

Bally’s Atlantic City

$1 Million* Final Fortune Sweepstakes

Saturday, March 11

Win Your Share of Cash and Prizes Up To $1,000,000! 10 Winners Every Hour 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Earn entries February 20 through March 11 · 2X entries on Fridays. Receive 1 free entry and 1 entry for every 25 Bally Bucks earned from 6 a.m. February 20 through 8:45 p.m. March 11. Activate your entries on March 11 between 2 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. to be eligible for drawings. See Players Club for details.

March Mania

Watch and Bet. Sometimes you just gotta go big or go home. FanDuel Sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City, they definitely know how to go big, with a central 25-foot-wide, state-of-the-art LED video wall flanked by two 10-foot-wide LED video walls on either side and 10 video displays, you won’t miss a second of all the basketball action has to offer. And, of course, you can place your wagers at any of the five betting windows.

Watch and Dine at The Yard! Enjoy The Beer Hall Brat Board, Snack Attack or The Yard Bird Wings Platter plus beverage specials: $5 PBR (12oz. cans), $6 Bud Lite and Miller Light (16 oz. drafts) and $10 Shot & A Beer Combo.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

You won’t miss a second of the action during the College Basketball Tournament at Borgata’s March Match-Ups Experience! Basketball fans have seven viewing areas available from tipoff to the final buzzer, including the Central Conference Center, where guests can see the best in college basketball with giant LED screens, drinks, and snacks. With four betting windows inside the Central Conference Center, enthusiasts can bet their brackets without missing a beat.

Take a seat at BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar and Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge, with six betting windows and high-end gaming options. Carefully curated cocktails like the Jump Shot blending Jameson Orange with Amaretto and orange juice pair perfectly with the Philly Special Cheesesteak Eggrolls or the Jacked-Up Nachos.

Adjacent to B Prime Steakhouse and Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge, you can catch every buzzer beater and bracket buster with an exclusive viewing area directly on the gaming floor.

Additional viewing areas for March Matchups include B Bar, Lobby Bar, and the Race Book. Borgata’s March Match-Up Experience begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16. For more information, visit

Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City Resorts

Caesars Sportsbook at Wild Wild West

From basketball and brackets to bites and beer, the Caesars Sportsbook at Wild Wild West is ready with the assist. Enjoy slam-dunk drink and food specials from AC Snack Shack during each game of the college basketball championship. Watch the teams battle it out on the court on our massive panoramic screens or from the comfort of your own private Fan Cave. Click here to reserve your Caesars Sportsbook experience.

Tropicana Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana

Kick back at the Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana and enjoy $40 ‘mix or match’ drink buckets while cheering on your favorite teams. With our massive wall of panoramic LED screens, coupled with beautiful surround-sound, you won’t miss a second of the heart-pounding action. You can place your bets at our betting counter or any kiosk inside the book. Click here to reserve your Caesars Sportsbook experience.

Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Resort

Relax in comfort with seats that beat the arena at Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Resort. And you won’t miss a moment of the high-energy basketball action with our high-quality LEDs spanning across the walls. We also have you covered with game day eats from AC Burger Co. like nachos, wings, burgers and sandwiches — perfect to wash down with a cold beer or two! Prefer a private viewing party? Ask about our Fan Caves for an upgraded experience. Click here to reserve your Caesars Sportsbook experience. The games will also be shown on the TVs at AC Burger Co., Coastal Craft Kitchen, and X Bar, as well as on big screens at Eden Lounge and The Pool. Hours vary, please inquire directly.

Golden Nugget

Wager, watch and win at Golden Nugget during the National College Basketball Championship! Catch all the action live at The Sportsbook on more than 50 televisions and place your wagers on our self-service betting kiosks. Or visit Rush Lounge, just steps away from The Sportsbook, and get into the game with a private table. Plus, we’re not calling any fouls on our $24 beer bucket and $5 shot specials during all games. Golden Nugget is a slam dunk spot to feel like you’re sitting courtside.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock Sportsbook Bar – Hard Rock’s Sportsbook bar will be offering $5 Sam Adams draft beer during the college basketball tournament. The Sportsbook bar will be opening at noon on March 16-19, March 23-26, April 1, and April 3.

$200,000 Shamrock Sweepstakes – On Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, guests will have a chance to win $100,000 each day. There will be drawing for all wild card members every hour from 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. Ten names will be selected to win $2,5000 in free play from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. At 10 p.m., one lucky winner will receive $25,000 in cash.

Beyond The Pale Drink Special – Cold brew coffee is combined with Tullamore Dew and a caraway, clove, and cinnamon simple syrup. This mixture is filtered until the resulting cocktail is a light, crystal clear amber color. We then top it off with a matcha infused Bailey’s in place of the traditional heavy cream float. Enjoy this modern milk punch take on an Irish coffee at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood this March. $14.

March Entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City:

Friday, March 10 – Pitbull – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Saturday, March 11 – Pitbull – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Saturday, March 11 – Leslie Jones: Live – Sound Waves
Sunday, March 12 – Who’s Bad – Michael Jackson Tribute – Sound Waves
Thursday, March 16 – The Killers – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Friday, March 17 – Kelsea Ballerini – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Friday, March 17 – Little River Band – Sound Waves
Saturday, March 18 – Always Abba – Sound Waves
Saturday, March 25 – Jowell y Randy – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Friday, March 31 – Rick Wakeman – Sound Waves

Ocean Casino Resort

Madness Zone at Ocean

Go For The Win! Starting Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, place your bets on College Basketball Madness at the best Sportsbook in Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort. We have you covered with multiple action packed venues to choose from, including The Gallery Bar, Book & Games, Balcony Bar, TopGolf Swing Suite, Villain & Saint, Nola’s Bar & Lounge and 1927 Lounge! Watch, bet, eat and drink all tournament long at Ocean.

Madness Zone Hotel Package

Available Wednesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 19

Ocean Casino Resort is the ultimate destination to take in the action of the National College Basketball Championship this March! Book the Madness Zone Hotel Package and enjoy an overnight stay in a Contemporary King room, a $50 food and beverage credit to The Gallery* or Balcony Bar, and an Ocean swag bag! Get in on the action and book your stay now.

The Gallery Bar, Book & Games

Grab your crew and head to The Gallery Bar, Book & Games! Enjoy an above-the-rim way to watch the games with our 12,000-square-foot venue that sets the stage for the unique sportsbook bar and social gaming experience.

Balcony Bar

Reserve a table at Balcony Bar and indulge in a private VIP table experience that includes the perfect game day snacks, beer and buckets you enjoy the ultimate game day viewing.

Saturday, March 18: Half day & full day reservations available.

Reservation Options Available:

Tables | Half Day Session | $300, accommodates 2-4 people
Tables | Full Day Session | $500, accommodates 2-4 people

TopGolf Swing Suite

Go for the madness at the largest TopGolf Swing Suite in America! For a completely immersive social experience, swing by TopGolf and grab a drink, eat, play and enjoy the game on our massive screens for life-like play. You can even reserve your own bay to watch the games, complete with a 16′ screen! Private bays include game day munchies, beer buckets and Gallery Swag! Reservation Options Available March 16 – March 18:

Half Day Session | $500, accommodates 2-10 people
Full Day Session | $750, accommodates 2-10 people

Nola’s Bar & Lounge

Watch the games at Nola’s Bar & Lounge from our video wall with specials, food service and 7 screens so you won’t miss any of the action! No cover charge included.

Villain & Saint

Sit back and watch the games at Villain & Saint! Join the viewing party starting at 5 p.m. from March 16 – March 18! With plenty of comfortable seating, there will be beer bucket and wing specials that will keep you wanting more.

Resorts Casino Hotel

$50,000 Half Court Boardwalk Shot

Saturday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Resorts Boardwalk

Take your best try at $50,000 with our first annual Boardwalk Half-Court shot! Receive entries March 1 – 18, by earning 5 tier points in one gaming day. Place your entries into the drum on March 18, and one lucky guest will be chosen to take a shot of a lifetime.

Basketball Challenge

Friday, March 17 | 2p.m. – 7p.m. | Margaritaville Lobby

Compete in an arcade style basketball game and each round winner will receive a t-shirt for bragging rights!

DraftKings Sportsbook

From March 16 – 19, watch the March Mania games LIVE at DraftKings Sportsbook in our private VIP area. Reserve your seats now. Call 609-402-1053.


Visit Margaritaville or Landshark to watch all the March Mania games. Enjoy $20 Beer Buckets and $3 off appetizers at the bar during every game!




About the Casino Association of New Jersey
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