- gulf coast, it's that time of - the year again.
- it's march madness... and this- year, that madness will - have a huge impact on sports- betting.- news 25's jaylon morris has mor- on the odds... for the big- dance.- - <nat sound break> - can you feel it?
Th- bracket busters?
Its- madness time.
And its the first- time people will be able to bet- - - - on the n-c-double-a tournament- in south mississippi... - legally.- scarlet pearl sportsbook- supervisor nikki mcgowan, "our lines - for thursdays and fridays games- are out.
People are starting to- trickle in but- we are going to see a lot of- - - - buzz come thursday."
Duke comes into the tournament with 12-to-- odds of winning it all.
- but casinos will be accepting - - - - all kinds of wagers... includin- bets on the spread, specific- outcomes of - games and which teams will win- their region.
- scarlet pearl sportsbook- supervisor nikki mcgowan, "we have- special wagering right now that- we are offering as a promotion- on all our- ncaa games.
What that means is- that the price of our games are- - - - less than what we typically - offer."
Jaylon morris, "this is the first time the scarlet pearl- will have the ncaa tournament - for betting.
Therefore, they- plant to help in every way- - - - possible.
When you come and - place a bet, there will be stat- on hand to help.
According to - the american gaming - association, they expect people- to place 40 percent more bets - than they did in this - year's super bowl."
Scarlet pearl sportsbook- supervisor nikki mcgowan, "this - - - is the biggest sporting event o- the year.
Everybody seems to- focus on the super bowl but wit- 16 games on thursday, 16 games- on friday, its going to be a lo- of hype."
And with both mississippi state- and ole miss in the tournament,- locals will be cheering for mor- - - - than just their bets.
Scarlet - pearl sportsbook supervisor - nikki mcgowan, "this weekend is really going to brin- in a lot of fans and fun times.- they get to - experience those highs and lows- together.
You are going to have- a lot of- cheering and its going to be a- big party."
In d'iberville, jaylon- morris..news 25.- - the