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# I’ve lost a bunch of deals. Are all games possible?

In an attempt to make the game play as true as playing with an actual deck of cards, the game uses a mix of shuffling algorithms which employ random number generators that are supplied in the operating system.

In a 52 card deck, there are an incredibly large number of possible deals. The actual number is...

80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000

That is an 8 followed by 67 digits; that's a lot of deals.

What you are probably experiencing is a streak that occurs in any system that generates random outcomes. Imagine producing a very long series of coin flips. If the series is long enough you may eventually see 8 or 10 straight flips in a row of heads or tails, maybe more. Despite these "streaks," the conditional odds of getting a head or a tail are still 50%.

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