“Why waste your time in line?” says Mike Marquez, 35, who has made the March trip from El Paso, Texas, for the past several years.
“Because you don’t get that personal experience,” says Marquez’s friend, Mike Derubin, 41. “And you won’t get the drink tickets when you tip your teller. If you tip your teller, they’ll take care of you.”
I chose the app and skipped the lines. I also liked the instant balance sheet and the cap on losses -- my deposit, or in this case, $200. “You have to have a plan,” says Noah Hubbs, a Tennessee Volunteers fan who’s flown out from Charlotte each of the past five years. The plan should not only include how much you bet, how you bet. “It’s usually more fun to bet the contrarian, against the odds, because that’s where the action is.”