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Photo: This Betting Sign Is Going Viral At The NCAA Tournament Sites

After months of Bracketology, a full look at the ncaa tournament bracket during the Final Four in 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 01: A 165-foot tall NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket is seen on the JW Marriott Indianapolis leading up to the 2015 Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 1, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bracket is 44,000 square-feet. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The last year has been a massive one for sports gambling. After a landmark Supreme Court case, states are now allowed to legalize gambling, and many have, with hundreds of millions of dollars to show for it.

Even before legalization, the NCAA Tournament was one of the biggest gambling events on the sports calendar. Beyond just regular bets, almost everyone invested in the tournament is involved in some sort of bracket pool.

Fans who don't watch college games until mid-March will spend time, and sometimes money, to fill out a bracket. That makes the display at NCAA Tournament events pretty comical.

At the NCAA Tournament sites, the organization has a message directing fans to DontBetOnIt.org.

The full display reads "The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering."

Obviously that isn't a surprising stance for the NCAA to take, but given how much it drives the popularity of this event in particular, it is pretty easy to mock.

The 2019 NCAA Tournament is just getting going. Minnesota leads Louisville at the half, 38-33, while LSU is up 39-25 on Yale. The NCAA would probably not like you to know that Minnesota was a five-point underdog in the first game, while LSU is currently covering an eight-point spread.