Are there gambling spells that work? For some gamblers, the buzz of winning (or losing) is the real reason for the wager. The building anticipation and then the result can give a dopamine rush like the hardest of drugs. And yet so much appears to depend on the whims of lady luck. So it's not surprising that a gambler might want to look to the dark arts as a means of improving his fortune. And I don't mean playing Magic: The Gathering.