The Lonely Hears Club – Exploring Solitaire Card Games

When someone finds themselves in a situation where they are alone and bored, such as when waiting for a delayed train, there are plenty of ways to stay entertained. But, if you are alone and bored and have access to a set of playing cards, there is really only way to pass the time – solitaire.

Solitaire, which is also fittingly called Patience in some parts of the world, is one of the most popular ways for people to pass the time. But its popularity actually extends far beyond train stations, airports, and school courtyards. As anyone who has ever used a computer with Windows knows, it is also extremely popular as an online game.

In fact, solitaire is not one game, but hundreds of different games around the goal of manipulating cards to sort the deck into a myriad of different ways. Klondike Solitaire is the game of seven rows that most people know, but other popular variations include FreeCell, Scorpion, and Spider.

The popularity of playing card games online has increased exponentially over the past decade, and many of the different varieties of solitaire would remain virtually unknown if not for dedicated websites. While solitaire games such as Klondike and FreeCell largely remain free to play and easy to access, there are also other types of individual card games which have become amazingly popular in online casinos.

According to, online card games with a betting aspect are increasingly being legalized around the world. It is now easier than ever to play individual card games such as video poker online at any one of hundreds of online casinos in dozens of countries. One of the main reasons these games are so attractive is that, like solitaire, there is both an element of luck and an element of skill involved.

While solitaire certainly isn't found in online casinos, it is not too much of a stretch to imagine a creative casino software developer adding it in the near future. Perhaps high-stakes progressive jackpot online solitaire is just around the corner.

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