Once all the players have been served, the dealer’s face-down card will be turned up. A stand will be made if the sum is 17 or more. In case the sum falls at 16 or below, the dealer will pick a card. This process will continue until the sum total is 17 or more, where the dealer will stand. If in the dealer’s hand, there is an ace that is counting as 11 to bring the sum to 17 or close to 21 or 21 itself, the ace must be counted as 11 and the dealer should stand.

For the dealer, the decisions are automatic when it comes to playing. But for the player, there are two options that are always present, picking either one or two cards