Women tend to be more intuitive than men and according to scientific research this leads to women believing in the supernatural. Sara Ward from the University of Illinois said women are more superstitious and more likely to believe in magical phenomena. The Journal of Research and Personality published the results of four studies which prove women tend to follow their "gut feeling". This is intrinsically related to the belief in magic. The hypothesis was backed up by results of men whose belief in the supernatural increased when they showed more trust in their intuition.
Scientific research shows men are more inclined to trust their intuition if it can lead to winning or personal gain. This can explain why men's trust in their "gut feeling" increases when gambling.