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Episode 619: The Free Throw Experiment
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Episode 619: The Free Throw Experiment

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Episode 619: The Free Throw Experiment

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If you're wondering, Keith only made five shots.

David Kestenbaum and Keith Romer YouTube

Note: This episode contains explicit language.

We all think we're good at something. Singing, crossword puzzles, or stacking the dishwasher. And maybe we believe we're better at it than most people.

On today's show, some casinos are looking for ways to make money off our confidence. We visit Atlantic City's first basketball free throw competition. And we learn how this contest and other games of skill might not be so different from slots.

Music: Kevin Macleod's "Rollin at Five" and Hot Chocolate's "Every 1's A Winner." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

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