The cards are a standard fifty-two-card deck used in games such as Bridge, Gin, or Poker. The deck most often used by ca-sinos is the poker-size “Bee” playing cards manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company. They are common enough to be purchased in any drugstore.
In Blackjack, the suits have no meaning and are disregarded. Only the numerical value of thecard is considered. The 2 through the 10 count as their face-value number. The face cards (Jack, Queen, and King) also count as a 10 value. The Aces can be counted as either 1 or 11, at the player’s option. The value of the cards remains the same no matter how many decks are being used at once.
The object of the game of Blackjack is to obtain a total value of cards equal to or less than 21 that is higher than the dealer’s card value. If the value of your cards exceeds 21, then you automat-ically lose. If your card value is less than or equal to 21, and the dealer’s value exceeds 21, then you automatically win. If neither of the card values exceeds 21, then the higher value wins. In the case of ties (called a push), neither side in the casino game wins or loses.