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If you gamble often you have noticed that you “almost won” many times. That’s what probably kept you betting more and more – you thought the next time you will win. This is especially true if you’re playing blackjack. Studies have found that an “almost win” is followed by a release of dopamine in the brain, which is like a “high” making people go back to the table right away.