Beat the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible without "busting." If the dealer shows an ace, you can pay for "insurance" (1/2 of your bet). Then if the dealer draws a blackjack, the game is a push. Otherwise, a dealer blackjack automatically wins (unless you drew a blackjack as your first hand). You can also split hands or double (double your bet and get one more card). A blackjack (ace and a ten or face card) pays 3-2. As the game progresses, the deck will diminish, automatically re-shuffling when it hits the "red card" (3/4 through the deck). The game generates a real "shoe" of cards and every game draws unique cards, just as if it were a casino. The odds are very vlose to those you would find at a real blackjack table. You start the game with 1500.