Superstitious people believe in concepts like luck in a way that rational people don’t. This leads to belief in a lot of falsehoods that can devastate your bankroll.
Most of the gambling public dislikes math, too. Since gambling and luck are closely related, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that myths about gambling-related to misunderstanding some basic math concepts are common.
Gambling Isn’t Really Addictive.
The hypothesis behind the idea that gambling is not necessarily addictive argues that gambling has no physical impact such as alcohol and narcotics. That’s not really valid, though-unless you believe your physiology has nothing to do with the brain.
The US has an abysmal record of accepting mental illness. Just the way cancer or heart disease does not necessarily come with physical signs, people believe that a mental disorder is something less of a disease than a physical illness.
This type of backward thinking destroys lives and interferes with the chances that people have to get well.
Not every gambler gets addicted.
Eventually, Your Luck Must Change, and You’ll Start Winning.
This is an example of a mathematical definition that is called fallacy by the gambler. The theory is that past experiences will in some way influence future outcomes.
You’re Psychic and Know When You’re Going to be Lucky.
The gambling results are randomly calculated. No one has some form of supernatural capacity to improve their chances of winning casino games. But many people feel that when they are going to be lucky they do not.
Trying to persuade someone who believes he’s psychic that he can’t possibly predict the future is probably useless. But if it weren’t included it wouldn’t be a decent list of gambling myths.