One does not have to worry about honesty in Las Vegas. The State Gaming Control Board watches each casino operator very closely. State agents roam the casinos on a 24-hour basis looking for the slightest irregularity. One cheating incident can shut a casino down permanently.
The object of the game is to beat the dealer, without going over a total count of 21. The value of the cards are as follows: 1 or 11, the kings, queen, jacks and tens are valued 10, and all other cards are face value.