I've played Phase 10, the card game, for years, but recently I started playing the android app version. It has always been my understanding that the dealer role rotates to the left after each hand, but, in the app, I can't figure out how they're decided who goes first each round. I've played one-on-one games, and the same player will go first 3 or more times in a row. Anyone have an idea on this?

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In most rules given for the game it is stated that one player is chosen to be the dealer (source 1, source 2, source 3.)
There is no mention of the dealer role going to another player in those.

Wikipedia says:
One player is chosen to be the dealer (alternately, the deal can rotate to the left after each hand).(source)
This seems to indicate that having the deal rotate is an alternate rule or houserule rather than an official rule.

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