After you have chosen to stand or you bust, the next player plays her hand. Play continues around the table until each player has completed his or her hand. The dealer then turns up his face-down card and follows a strict set of rules based on the value of his hand. If the dealer has a value under seventeen, he must deal himself cards until his hand totals seventeen or above. If he busts, the dealer pays all players who have not busted. If the dealer does not bust, he compares the value of his hand to the value of each player who has not busted. If the dealer's total beats your total, he takes the bet. If his total is less than your total, you win the amount that you bet (called winning “even money”), including any additional bets in doubling down or splitting a pair. If the dealer's hand and your hand are equal, the hand is considered a “push” and you get back your original bet but don't win any additional money. A blackjack beats the dealer's count of twenty-one, which is why the dealer pays a blackjack before looking at his own cards.
When playing at home, you can add bonuses to dealer payouts. One bonus is that if you create twenty-one with five or more cards, you collect double your bet. If you create twenty-one with three sevens, you collect triple your bet. If you create twenty-one with a six, seven, and eight, you collect double your bet.