A primer on standard blackjack, then: The goal is to beat the dealer's hand by getting as close as possible to a value of 21 but not going over, i.e. "busting." Numbered cards are worth the value shown. Face cards are worth 10 and aces may be used to represent one or 11 points.
Place a wager to be dealt two cards face up. Dealer gets two cards, one face up and once face down. Blackjack, or ace plus a card of value 10 is "blackjack" and wins a payout of 3:2. If player doesn't have 21, he/she has the regular options: hit, stand, double down for one more card and twice the wager, split like cards to make two hands, surrender for less of a loss or take insurance for wins when dealer has blackjack.