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Ben Affleck

Booted from Hard Rock for Counting Cards

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

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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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!

142 days ago


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

142 days ago


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

142 days ago


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.

142 days ago


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

142 days ago

db cooper    

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

142 days ago


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

142 days ago


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

142 days ago


He sounds like a gambling addict.

142 days ago


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

142 days ago

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!?!

142 days ago

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.

142 days ago


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.

142 days ago

Dee Kat    

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

142 days ago


Typical Democrat.

142 days ago
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