Storied Addicts
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Storied Addicts

How the Gambler’s Fallacy Applies to all Addicts

This is the idea that your chances change over time, when they really stay the same

I’ve never had a problem with gambling. But the hook of gambling itself is often reduced to one basic fallacy of logic. The delusion is that one’s odds can change, even in fixed cases.

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James Gordon

Works full-time as a technical writer. MFA in Creative Writing. Blogs about movies, mental health, relationships, and other topics. Plays piano as a passion.