As long as the Denver Nuggets have existed, one question seems to linger like an annoying fly: Is this their year?
The hope is always there, but it’s never morphed into reality. Perhaps in one of the most bizarre and unique years on record, this is finally the year for Mile High Basketball.
If that were to happen, sports betting in Colorado would see a drastic rise in popularity. And it’s had a very good start for May and June, with handles of $25.6 million and $38.1 million, respectively.
For that to happen, the Nuggets will have to do what they’ve never been able to do, especially in the NBA playoffs — top the Los Angeles Lakers.
Since the NBA returned to play and gathered in the Orlando bubble, today is Denver’s first crack at LeBron James and the Lakers.
As we speak, the Nuggets are in the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They’re one game out of the No. 2 seed, currently held by the Los Angeles Clippers. So the chance is there to move up in the seedings, but Denver has to more than likely go unbeaten in its final three games.
A win today versus Los Angeles would help tremendously.
In line with that, another of the Colorado sportsbook apps is offering a Mile High Basketball promotion.
New customer FOX Bet promo
Starting today, FOX Bet is running a Nuggets promo for new customers.
It’s a new player sign-up special for any Nuggets game in August.
For any new players who bet $1 on any Denver game, win or lose, get $50 in bonus.
The deal is only live in Colorado.
To qualify, you must register and verify your account and you must have made a deposit. The promotional bet has to be your first bet.
You can only bet on any Nuggets market in August to qualify and it must be a single event bet.
The last Denver “seeding” game is scheduled for Friday against the Toronto Raptors. After that game, the playoffs are set to start.
So if you prefer to wait for the first-round matchup to take advantage of the FOX Bet promo, you certainly can.
By then, you’ll know who the Nuggets play and how they will match up.
The good thing about this Denver promo is you have options.
We’ll also get an idea if this is, indeed, finally the Nuggets’ year.