VSiN Experts to Set Opening Lines for NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament and Unveil First Fan Contest on Selection Sunday Special

Legendary Las Vegas Oddsmakers Broadcast to Live Audience Immediately After Announcement of Matchups at March 12 Event

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LAS VEGAS, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first multi-channel media network dedicated to sports gambling information, announces that its team of oddsmakers will set the opening lines for this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship during its Selection Sunday special on Sunday, March 12 beginning at noon PT.

VSiN’s sports gaming experts will unveil the lines and share their insights in front of a live audience, to be broadcast on SiriusXM and streamed on VSiN.com immediately after the matchups are announced. Sports announcing great Brent Musburger will lead the team as VSiN broadcasts from noon to 5 p.m. PT. The Selection Sunday watch party event, located inside the Showroom at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, is free and open to the public with doors opening at 2 p.m. PT.

“The NCAA tournament is one of the biggest betting events of the year, with close to $295 million wagered in 2016,” said Brian Musburger, founder and chairman of VSiN. “With VSiN’s Selection Sunday broadcast, our team of experts will take college hoops enthusiasts inside the process of setting the line to deliver the actionable information they need to win–whether they’re placing their bets at the South Point or using those insights to take on the ‘VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge.’”

The new network’s first contest, the “2017 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge,” invites participants to pick the winners of all the Division I men's basketball tournament games against the opening spread. There is no entry fee to play and contestants can enter at www.vsin.com/contest.

First prize for the overall winner is a two-night complimentary stay at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, $1,000 and an appearance on Musburger's “My Guys in the Desert” show on SiriusXM. Cash prizes of $250 will be awarded to the top point-getter in Rounds 1, 2 and 3.

“The tourney has to be one of the most exhilarating sporting events of the year and we’re thrilled to offer a much more exciting alternative to the standard office pool with our first contest, the ‘VSiN Beat the Spread Challenge,’” said Brent Musburger, managing editor and lead host of VSiN. “If you thought picking the winners was tough, try doing it against the spread. But don’t worry, my ‘Guys in the Desert’ and I will share all the information and analysis folks need to make the smart picks on our Selection Sunday show. Who knows, maybe you’ll walk away with a few bucks in your pocket.”

Broadcasting daily from a custom-built studio in the South Point Sports Book, VSiN delivers the exclusive and proprietary news, analysis and data that sports bettors and enthusiasts need to win. For the first time, unbiased, actionable information and expert insights are available to sports gamblers across multiple channels, including web, live streaming, radio, mobile and social.

VSiN broadcasters include Musburger, acclaimed boxing announcer Al Bernstein, and sports betting analytics expert, Gill Alexander, with additional hosts to be added in the coming months. These renowned broadcasters team up with legendary oddsmakers, including Jimmy Vaccaro, Vinny Magliulo and Chris Andrews to deliver information and insider views not available anywhere else.

Select content from VSiN, including the shows hosted by Musburger, Bernstein and Alexander, airs on SiriusXM radios (Sirius channel 215, XM channel 204) and on the SiriusXM app (channel 961), as well as broadcast on VSiN.com.

About VSiN
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) is the first multi-channel sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multibillion-dollar industry.

Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN will inform and entertain these consumers whenever and wherever they want. A dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel is among the platforms on which VSiN is available, which also include live video streaming, web, mobile and social.

VSiN’s newsroom is located in the middle of the sports book at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. Live shows will be broadcast from the new studio there daily. For more information, please visit VSiN.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and foursquare.


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