You only play against the croupier (house).
The game starts by dealing each player two
cards and the house one card.
Cards are counted at their face value.
Kings, queens, and jacks count as ten, aces
count as one or eleven.
If the first two cards you are dealt total
twenty-one, you have a blackjack. You cannot
lose but you could tie if the dealer also
has a blackjack.
If you are dealt any combination other than
blackjack, you can either “stand” (take no
more cards) or signal the dealer for a “hit”
(draw additional cards).
The objective is to reach twenty-one or as
close to twenty-one as possible without
going over. If your card count is closer to
twenty-one than the dealer’s hand, you
win—if it is less, the house wins. If you
tie with the dealer, you “push” (nobody
wins, and nobody loses). If you should go
over twenty-one (“bust”), you immediately
When each player has taken their turn, the
croupier deals another card/s. If the dealer
has sixteen or less, the house must “hit” ,
until reaching seventeen or more. If the
dealer “busts”, the house must pay all the
players still in the game.