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March Madness Bracket

Q:

Salam. Is it halal or haram to fill out a March Madness bracket (basketball) for school/work? There is a cash prize/grift prize for the winner, but you do not have to pay to play. What is the ruling on this, are we allowed to play, and if we win are we allowed to accept the prize?
Thanks

A:

Alaykum Salaam

If there is no money to play it is allowed to claim a prize if you win the game

Regards

Abbas Jaffer