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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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438 COMMENTS

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76.

lcmb    

A typical liberal. Always trying to figure out how to take money from others no matter the method.

85 days ago
77.

Daron    

I wish he would do a second Daredevil.

85 days ago
78.

Daron    

I wish he would to a second Daredevil.

85 days ago
79.

Flexin_duces     

So if your not stupid you're considered an advantaged player and not allowed to gamble?

85 days ago
80.

ladidaaa    

What he was doing wasn't illegal. Ahhh so they only want idiots with money that don't know what they're doing to play at their Casino. Got it.

85 days ago
81.

Gayle    

If you are that good at counting cards, so be it. They are good at screwing you.

85 days ago
82.

choke    

It's only fair if the dirty casino criminals take our money but not us theirs, sorry bast*rds!

85 days ago
83.

ToddonCapeCod    

No-talent twerp got caught cheating

85 days ago
84.

Bkshorti    

He looks like the type that does that.

85 days ago
85.

Johnny Thunder    

Dudes... it's ok, Benski is a liberal it must have been the dealers fault.

85 days ago
86.

Kris    

what a dumb rule. people should be allowed to count cards. why is that considered "cheating?"

85 days ago
87.

Boss    

He's the gambler we deserve, but not the one we need right now.

85 days ago
88.

Whatever    

Ben Affleck is a monster! I loved him before but this elevates him higher in my book. Romantic getaway, you're a celeb with all the mouth breathers at the Hardrock staring at you, and you STILL manage to successfully count cards! Freaking amazing.

85 days ago
89.

Larry    

Me too, I was banned once and I was not even counting cards, I just happened to winning a few bucks at the moment!

85 days ago
90.

Roberik 22    

Whatever. Hard rock thinks it knows all the moves. Leave the guy alone.

85 days ago
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