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Ben Affleck

Victim of Poker Scandal,

Losses Greatly Exaggerated

5/11/2013 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0511-ben-affleck-poker-gettyBen Affleck was a victim in one of largest poker scandals in history, but TMZ has learned his reported losses are being way overstated.

According to a new report, Ben was one of hundreds of players who lost money on a website called Ultimate Bet during their infamous cheating scandal a few years back. 

The scandal went like this -- one of the owners of the site would play in high stakes games and use the ability to see other players' cards to help him win. Millions of dollars were refunded to players as a result.

The report, which comes from leaked files from another of the site's former owner claims Affleck lost close to half a million dollars to the site ... but sources close to Affleck tell TMZ that is nowhere near the case.

We're told Affleck did "lose" some money back in 2003, but since the money was "won" through cheating, it was refunded.

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Cold Azz Honkey    

Yeah buddy

440 days ago
2.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Who gives a f*ck?

440 days ago
3.

fargone    

It's his money. Who cares what he loses. It's chump change to him.

440 days ago
4.

IwuvTMZ    

Filler story TMZ?

440 days ago
5.

Los Pepes    

"Greatly Exaggerated"
Yeah
Like his career!

440 days ago
6.

OnThree    

So he lost money in a scam 10 years ago, and then got it all back? It must be a big news day at TMZ!

440 days ago
7.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

Help! There's something wrong with me; I can't stop thinking about Martha Stewart's landing strip. HELP!!!!

440 days ago
8.

DTD    

Hey KIKI f**k off

440 days ago
9.

Jannie    

I keep coming back to TMZ just in hopes of finding out that Lindz finally flew the coop and is being chased by the police a la OJ Simpson.

440 days ago
10.

sinatrarules    

He is a better poker player than actor

440 days ago
11.

Larry    

Nice hairpiece.

440 days ago
12.

DuckfaceJones    

Still a loser.

440 days ago
13.

TheOriginalDonald    

If only I got paid for MY losses!-UB spokesman Phil Hellmuth

440 days ago
14.

David    

All that on a $1.50 to eat on

440 days ago
15.

tal0822    

Why is this even a story? Pathetic!!

440 days ago
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