The state of Tennessee has always been passionate about sports, and basketball is right at the top of the list. Each February, residents from Memphis to Knoxville do their homework in order to fill out the best NCAA basketball tournament bracket possible. And once March Madness is fully underway, you’d be hard-pressed to overlook the myriad of office pools or friendly side wagers between friends, co-workers, and even family members.
While throwing money into an office pool and then receiving a payout based on the number of correct predictions is technically illegal, it’s one of those infractions that everyone seems to overlook. The same applies to wagers on the games, whether they’re made with a buddy or a local bookie. As long as you’re discrete about it and don’t wager obscene amounts of money, you should have no trouble betting on March Madness.