March Madness 2015 online betting, office pools test problem gamblers
International Business Times - 03/16/2015
The NCAA Tournament’s all-inclusive nature is part of what makes it so appealing to the mass audience, said Alan Zaremba, associate professor of communications studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. “You don’t even have to know what basketball’s like. It’s kind of being part of the culture and part of the buzz to fill out a bracket. You can even pick teams based on their names,” he said.
Zaremba wrote “The Madness of March: Bonding and Betting with the Boys in Las Vegas,” a catalogue of his experiences watching the NCAA basketball tournament amongst fans in Nevada. Most people who traveled to Sin City were die-hard sports fans who simply wanted to watch non-stop basketball, or maybe place a bet or two on their favorite team. But a select few were glued to the screen for an entirely different reason.