All players are dealt two cards (called: a hand) and bank one card. Then the players, in turn, to make one or more of the following selections:
Stand - the player chooses to continue the game with the first two dealt cards without taking any further action.
Take cards - the player chooses to try to improve his hand by taking an additional card.
Split - if the player has two cards of the same value he/she may choose to share the two cards into two separate hands. This is done by betting corresponding original stake extra. Then the player gets a new second card and can again make a choice.
Double - if the player's first two cards give 9, 10 or 11 merged, the player can choose to double his bet. If this is done he/she can only received one more card.