Numbered cards are worth the corresponding number indicated on the card, while face cards and 10s are worth 10 points, each.
Picture cards are worth 10 and the Ace is worth 1 or 11. A picture combined with an Ace is Blackjack i.e. 21
The blackjack card values for Aces can be worth either 1 or 11 points.
When you play the house, the dealer will deal one card face down to each player, and the house hand last.
The dealer will then deal one card facing up to each player, from the dealer’s left to right, including the house hand as the last card dealt.
After the initial deal, the blackjack rules indicate that the dealer will ask each player, in succession, if he or she needs one or more cards.
As the player, you can ask for one or more cards—called a “hit”—until you either go over 21, or you think you have the best possible hand.
Once you have all the cards you need, you “stand”—meaning you signal to the dealer that you don’t want any more cards. Each successive player then decides whether to hit or stand.
After all the players have completed their hands or gone bust, the dealer reveals his or her hand.
Depending on the cards in the dealer’s hand, the house’s blackjack rules for dealers will dictate whether the dealer will hit or stand.
Once the dealer’s final hand is established, all players who did not go bust compare their scores to the dealer’s hand.
Those who beat the dealer win, while the rest lose—unless they tied, which is called a “push.”
A push is considered “no action,” and refunds the player’s bet.
Some casinos, though, might declare a push to be either a loss or a win for the player.
The casino’s 21 rules should say exactly how they handle such ties with players.