What are the odds of completing a game of traditional solitaire 52 cards 7 rows using single card selection and only going through the deck once?
1 game in 37
(empirical answer, see
Solitaire Network keeps statistics of actual results played by
real players. From a sampling of over 1 million plays by average
players the odds reported are 1 in 33 games. However, the rules are
somewhat relaxed on Solitaire Network because players are allowed
to move any card to an empty Column (as opposed to the usual
requirement that only Kings may be moved to an empty Column.)
Therefore the odds with the stricter rule would likely be in line
with the previous answer of 1 in 37 or even less.
i read if you draw three cards, 3 times thru the deck, you will
win on average 1 out of 12.8 games. Play 10,000 games and you will
be about $55.00 ahead, that's for paying $52. for the deck, and
getting $5. for each card on the ace.