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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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mfrank    

yes casinos dont like people to use any kind of skill...but they can deal 3-5 decks...stay out of the hard rock

138 days ago
32.

popyjim    

I hope he told them ARGO. Ar go F*@k yourself!!

138 days ago
33.

Pete the Geek    

So... if you're good at gambling, the casino kicks you out. Got it.

138 days ago
34.

john flynn    

SAD HARD ROCK DON't mine you losing your shirt he not doing anything illegal either you get rid of the game or let people play.

138 days ago
35.

fifithepoodle    

Shame on you

138 days ago
36.

Sloane    

if it's not illegal and it just helps level the playiing field
and someone is fast thinking enough to keep up with the cards, then why does the casino have the right to kick someone out

138 days ago
37.

lisa    

Peter Morton personally called Ben while he was gambling at the tables back in 2001 to tell him to STOP tipping the dealers so much! Ben's reaction was to push ALL of his chips to the dealers and walk away. He is a good dude. VEGAS IS WHAT SUCKS! When you are a winner, they find a way to ban you-- Vegas only wants LOSERS! STOP GAMBLING people!!!! It's a fixed system...

138 days ago
38.

SunnyAutumn    

Harvey has a 2 -inch wiener.

138 days ago
39.

jeff boy    

What???? A left wing liberal nut job caught lying and cheating... Say it isn't so?

138 days ago
40.

andrewlala    

Ben should have kicked out for accepting batman. Ben is too trailer to play a sophisticated role like bruce wayne

138 days ago
41.

TRUTH    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceYML1oqW_0

138 days ago
42.

sweetbaby    

what a greedy effing idiot....I no longer have respect for him and will not see any of his or his wife's movies. Is everybody crooked these days? Christ all Mighty!!!!CHEATER!!!!!!!

138 days ago
43.

Pariah586    

God forbid that someone try to even the odds with these money grubbing casinos!!!

138 days ago
44.

w    

Oh man he's a cheater!

138 days ago
45.

Rusty Shackleford    

yeah.... no. he's not smart enough for that.

138 days ago
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