The winning objective of Blackjack is for a player to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher number than the dealer. Prior to receiving any cards, the player must first place a wager. Once the wager is made, the player is dealt two cards face up. The dealer is also dealt two cards. If the total value of the players cards is nearer to 21 than the dealer, the player wins as much as he wagered. The player also wins if the dealer total goes over 21.