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Ben Affleck

Booted from Hard Rock for Counting Cards

5/2/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ben Affleck Kicked Out Hard Rock Casino
Ben Affleck
's blackjack days are over ... at least at the Hard Rock in Vegas -- because he was just banned FOR LIFE from playing the game at the casino ... after security says they caught him counting cards.

Affleck was in Sin City earlier this week with wife Jennifer Garner. We're told he planned the Vegas trip as a romantic getaway before he ships off to Detroit for several months to shoot his new Batman movie.

But things took an unromantic turn Tuesday night -- Hard Rock casino sources tell us, Affleck was playing blackjack at a high rollers' table when security swarmed.

According to sources, security informed Affleck he had been deemed an "advantaged player" and was no longer allowed to play blackjack at the Hard Rock. We're told security had spotted Affleck counting cards ... a gambling strategy that involves counting card values to decrease betting risk.

Counting cards isn't technically illegal, but it can get you kicked out of a casino -- which is exactly what happened to Affleck. We're told security arranged for a car service to take him back to his hotel.

FYI, Affleck is a well-known card shark -- back in 2001, he reportedly amassed $800,000 in blackjack winnings (at the Hard Rock no less) by playing three $20,000 blackjack hands at once.

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your mom says    

Who'd have guessed he could count

117 days ago
2.

Just A Random Thought    

Whaaaat???

117 days ago
3.

dad    

im de captain now

117 days ago
4.

D-INCARNATION    

"Hot Water Burn Baby"

117 days ago
5.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

He hasn't been right since the hot Jennifer breakup and he ended up with plain Jane Jennifer

117 days ago
6.

devil's advocate    

What's the bog deal. everybody can count to 52?

117 days ago
7.

static    

Impossible he's not bright enough to do that.

117 days ago
8.

Joshua    

They were just bitter he's already rich and was getting richer off them. Either that or he was sober.

117 days ago
9.

zombie    

Another HWood douche bag who has tons of cash BUT has to cheat to get more. I hope other casinos ban him too. Play like a man or go the fvck home. If you are going to count cards at least be sly doing it.

117 days ago
10.

Mason     

Yeah...the players are the ones cheating...lol.

117 days ago
11.

catzo    

I dont understand why this is illegal

117 days ago
12.

harvey is racist    

i never really understood what was so wrong about using your brain to win at these casinos

what possible reason could there be for them to kick you out if you find a strategy to win? are you just supposed to play blindly? is it only fair when they are the ones that win all the time?

**** makes no sense to me.

117 days ago
13.

t    

Are we sure that he wasn't just counting to 2 to ensure he had the proper amount of cards to play blackjack?

117 days ago
14.

Edddie Nash    

Was he sitting on Matt Damon's lap?

117 days ago
15.

stu    

Vegas=romantic getaway=LOL!

117 days ago
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