The object of the game is to be dealt cards with a higher count than the dealer, up to but not exceeding 21. Aces count as 1 or 11, and face cards as 10.

The player begins the game by placing a bet and then receives two cards face up. The dealer also receives two cards, one face up and one face down. After viewing their cards, players must decide whether to hit (take another card), stand (end their turn), double down (double their bet and take one more card), split (split a pair into two separate hands), or surrender (give up).

If the player’s total equals 21 after taking another card (blackjack), they automatically win the hand unless the dealer has also drawn a blackjack, in which case it is a push. In all other cases, the hand is compared to the dealers’ total, and the player either wins, loses, or pushes according to the following rules:

- If the player’s total is higher than the dealer’s total but not higher than 21, then they win.

- If the player’s total is higher than the dealer’s total and equal to or greater than 21, they automatically win.

- If the player’s total is lower than the dealer’s total, then they lose.

After all, the players have had their turn, the dealer reveals their hidden card and completes their hand. If the dealer’s total is 17 or higher, they must stand. If the dealer’s total is 16 or lower, they must hit. In either case, if the dealer busts (goes over 21), all players still in hand automatically win.

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