5 Reasons Why You Are Addicted To SportPesa Jackpots.
You’ve probably heard you are far more likely to die driving to place your bet than you are to actually win first division in the sportpesa jackpot.So, if winning is very unlikely, why is playing the sportpesa Jackpot so popular? If people know something is very unlikely to occur, and it costs them to see if it will, why would they do it? There are several reasons – many rooted in psychology. Here are five of the most common.
1. Near misses
Across just about any domain, there is a strange allure of “almost winning”. The near-miss effect describes a very special kind of failure to reach a goal. The gambler-who is you in this case- making the attempt comes close to, but falls just short of, hitting their goal.
Gamblers who come close (maybe they get 10 or 11 correct predictions out of 16 right; the odds of this are generally less than one in 1,000) take this as a sign they should keep betting – and they often do. Research found near misses activate the same reward systems in the brain as actual successes.
2. The gambler’s fallacy
The gamblers fallacy is the mistaken belief that because an outcome hasn’t occurred for a while it is (somehow) “due” to occur. In the above example, committing the gambler’s fallacy would involve betting on black because it has to “come up” in order to balance out the average – since we know red is as likely to occur as black. People frequently place their bets based on how often they come up – or, rather, how long it’s been since they came up. Many people reason this (somehow) gives them some control over an entirely random process.
3. Your only chance
Some people realize there are long odds against winning a jackpot, but the possible payout is seductive. Winning the bets may be their only way out of social, economic or political hardship, for example. Research has however found that when times are tough, people are more willing to take risks – such as placing bets for a jackpot. The potential payout may be so life-changing that it justifies the small cost of playing.
4. Availability heuristics
The availability heuristics relates to the idea that people judge the likelihood of something based roughly on how readily examples of it come to mind. You hear and read stories about sportpesa winners all the time. Jackpot winners always make the news, but the battlers who have been playing for more than 7 years without winning are relegated to obscurity. Based on this, it’s at least reasonable to think “jackpotting” can’t be that rare. The net effect is that winning seems possible.
5. The sunk-cost fallacy
Imagine you deciding to stay in a bad relationship because you’ve already put so much into it? Or continuing to read a bad book or watch a bad movie just because you’re already halfway through? So because you have been playing for the last 10 years without even a single jackpot win-not even a bonus- you think one day they will pity you their loyal.