The belief that unexpected behaviors or outcomes will be “evened out” by opposite unexpected behaviors or outcomes later on.
Example: If a fair die is tossed multiple times and lands on 5 several times in a row, many people would guess that 5 is less likely to turn up in the next few tosses.
Grinnell, R. (2016). Gambler’s Fallacy. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 16, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/gamblers-fallacy/