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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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16.

RobertJobs2011    

Casino has to "Always" have the edge.

90 days ago
17.

Mumra the Ever Living    

The only want Ass clown who draw on 17 "cause I feel it".

Vegas is a suckers town. There isn't another state that would allow this.

90 days ago
18.

scouser73    

If it's not illegal, then **** the security for being simpletons.

90 days ago
19.

TMZCrazy    

I guess having millions and millions of dollars isn't enough for some people ...

90 days ago
20.

boo boo    

Nothing says "romantic getaway" like dragging your wife to Vegas and making her watch you gamble for hours upon hours until you embarass her by getting yourself kicked out of the casino....ahhh, love ya babe!

90 days ago
21.

ccc    

What good blackjack player doesn't use some sort of strategy when playing blackjack. When you win casino's know you must of cheated cause they use strategies to make you loose. And thats ok for them to do that. But if you win then you must of cheated somehow..

90 days ago
22.

Kevin    

Why? Rich people who already gamble, and cheat to win, just wind up looking like losers. Seriously, why would he bother?....sorry.. loser.

90 days ago
23.

Observer    

Cheating Thief.....

RICH Cheating Thief!

How low do you go?

90 days ago
24.

The Truth    

It's not illegal to count cards but casinos never want the player to have the advantage/ odds in their favor. Every game in Vegas is tilted to give the casino better odds. Good for Ben for trying to get an edge on the house.

90 days ago
25.

Mike    

Absolutely no talent, yet Hollywood keeps throwing money at him. I just don't get it.

90 days ago
26.

Cleveland    

Awesome! I never feel sorry for the house! Count them cards... If you can;)

90 days ago
27.

Ur not worthy    

Swagless...can't even cheat without getting caught!...loser!

90 days ago
28.

Brian    

Ben Affleck's banning has nothing to do with the publicity that a suffering Hard Rock Casino desperately needs. Nope.

90 days ago
29.

HMan570    

If it is not illegle why is someone banned for life from playing cards?? I guess that Hard Rock is not making money like it use too.

90 days ago
30.

rich    

Casinos are your life long friends....provided you lose....do something very legal to even the playing field and you are banned for life......you gotta hate these s***s

90 days ago
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