Blackjack is a card game where the objective is for the player to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher number than the dealer.
If the total value of the player’s cards is closer to 21 than the dealer, the player wins as much as he wagered. If the player has Blackjack, he wins 2 to 1.
If the total of the player’s cards exceeds 21, he “busts” and loses his wager. If his cards total the same as the dealer (from 17 to 21), no one wins and the player receives his wager back. This is considered a “push”. If the dealer “busts”, the player wins.