Face cards (kings, queens and jacks) are counted as ten points. A player and the dealer can count his or her own ace as 1 or 11 points. All other cards are counted as the numeric value shown on the card.If the first two cards you are dealt total twenty-one, you have a black jack. Black jack pays one and a half times your bet. You can not lose but you could tie if the dealer also has a black jack.If you are dealt any combination other than black jack, you can either “stand” (take no more cards) or signal the dealer for a “Hit” (draw additional cards). Remember, the objective is to reach twenty-one or as close to twenty-one as possible without going over.