It's easy to see where most people get their ideas about probability, and why most of them are wrong. The Gambler's Fallacy is the belief that a random event can have an effect on another random and totally independent event. It can't!
Everyone who gambles is always on the lookout for a means of beating the odds. For positive betting systems that will help them gain an edge. Way back in 1654, a friend approached the scientist Blaise Pascal and asked him to help look into wagering propositions. Not one to take any new subject lying down, Pascal went on to write the "Traite du Triangle Arethmetique", which was the first book ever written concerning probability theory. Essentially it wasn't a math problem for him, but more about the philosophical reasons used in order to make decisions involving certain future events.