Face cards such as the king, the queen or the jack will
count as a ‘ten’ and the ace can count as either
a one or an eleven when you are adding your numbers. All
theother ‘numbered’ cards in the deck are
the number that is written on that card. Remember the object
of the game is to get to 21 without going over (or bust)
before the dealerdoes.
When the first two cards are dealt to everyone at the
table andyou end up with a ten card and the ace – which
is 21 right off the bat-, which is black, jack, then you
win! But if the dealer also ends up with the same cards
as you then it is called a standoff, and when push comes
to shove you as the winner will get a three to two pay
out on your bet.