The game begins with players placing their bets – be sure to always check the table ’ s minimum and maximum bet amounts . The dealer will then distribute two cards to each player and two to him or herself : one face up and one face down .
As a player , you can :
Stand : you do not wish to make any moves and your turn ends .
Hit : you want to take an additional card to increase your hand value .
Double Down : you opt to double your bet and only get one more card .
Split : You have a pair ( i . e . two Aces ) and want to break the cards into two hands , doubling your bet . The game will then proceed as usual , and the dealer will distribute a second card to each hand .