Tendency for people to overestimate their ability to control events can appear in different areas. For example, it can be control of luck by proxy, when a person uses a thing or a ritual to influence luck. The phenomenon can be explained in terms of a confusion between skill and chance situations. Or in terms of seeking to reassert control in conditions of chaos creating this illusion.
EJ Langer, “The illusion of control”, Journal of personality and social psychology, 1975