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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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91.

Phillygirl    

I never thought banning card counters was fair -- counters are doing the same thing the dealers are, for God's sake. If you're good enough to keep track and count cards, more power to ya. God forbid the casinos should give the little guy a break! People should start boycotting and picketing casinos that ban card counters. Let's see what happens to the casinos' bottom lines then!

89 days ago
92.

Gotbenz666    

Ben Affleck has had a serious gambling problem for years now!! Perhaps now is a good time for Gamblers Anonymous!!

89 days ago
93.

rlemons    

Stupid, does Vegas not have enough money. How would they know he was doing that anyways?

89 days ago
94.

Dave    

I play poker and I count cards, bluff and win most of the time because the other players do not have the same skills. This is not illigal. Hard Rock Cafe gets most of their gambling profits from people that have no skill's. I think that everyone should NOT GAMBLE AT HARD ROCK. Boycott the MF's. It's a game, you win or I win.

89 days ago
95.

tie    

I think this guy has a gambling problem....

89 days ago
96.

db cooper    

how can this be . . . he's so compassionate and caring . . . could it be he's an outright cheat underneath the facade.

89 days ago
97.

Dennis    

Beating Casinio"s at their own game, right on, kick butt

89 days ago
98.

Dave    

**** off this is too much trouble making a comment

89 days ago
99.

jjgg5    

He sounds like a gambling addict.

89 days ago
100.

Brian    

Mafia mentality is based on taking advantage of losers. Afleck was a challenge to this and was therefore gotten rid of.

89 days ago
101.

Steve Braun    

Ben is just being himself and rehearsing for his next role with pal Matt Damon. Rounders 2: KGB's Revenge. Ben Affleck reprising Edward Norton's role as Worm.
"You dare to cant cads in My place?!?! I show you what we do wit cad cantas! Grama!?!

89 days ago
102.

Black Adam    

He set the whole thing up to make him look smart and cool enough to play Batman. That movie is going to be a Travesty. Bale was bad enough with that ridiculous voice. Now we are going to have to look at a Batman Bobble head for 2 hours. Hope they are actually filming in Detroit and not the Suburbs. That way he can catch some bullets with that rubber Batsuit.

89 days ago
103.

Btrnj    

Who wouldn't wanna be in a business where u can't lose. And when u do lose, u can just get a do over and still win.

89 days ago
104.

Dee Kat    

I have played with him at foxwoods in ct he won a lot that nite

89 days ago
105.

John    

Typical Democrat.

89 days ago
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