Recently I was having a conversation with a philosophy student on gambling and it intrigued me because of what the person was saying. Before I say what the person said, I remember learning in class that the probability of something occurring does not increase as you use it. For example, if I flipped a fair coin, no matter how many times I flip the coin it will always have a 50% chance of landing heads or tails. However according to the person, he said that the more times I play a lottery machine, my chances of winning will increase as well. Can someone explain to me the difference between my statement and his?
I am thinking that my statement only refers to single events, but his refers to total probability?