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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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Mizz Beatzz     

EVERYONE BELOW ME SOUNDZ STUPID BESIDEZ THE PPL THAT MADE COMMENTZ THAT SOUNDED LIKE ADULTZ. HA. LOL. 👍😝😆😜🙀🙈👏💯

118 days ago
107.

DaveL    

He got caught because his lips move when he's counting.

118 days ago
108.

John    

He's resembling Scott Peterson more every year.

118 days ago
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hotandcold    

I don't understand why fools even try to gamble at casinos since the 'house' has all the odds in their favor. If they think a gambler has any sort of edge then they kick them out. Why would anyone want to gamble with an establishment that has stacked the odds so terribly high against them? Dumb people, IMO. You can't 'beat the house'. They won't let you.

118 days ago
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DIANA629    

What a total JERKKKK!!!!!!!!!

118 days ago
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notanidiot    

one thing I do know - Ben is NOT a member of Mensa

118 days ago
112.

Hondo1944    

So he counts cards so what? Its a free country, the casino's are only taking in money and paying with what people loss.......Maybe everyone should learn how to read cards to make the playing field even..........

118 days ago
113.

TOWERS2000    

NOT GUILTY

117 days ago
114.

TOWERS2000    

NOT GUILTY

117 days ago
115.

Trigger    

casinos love when people lose not win

117 days ago
116.

Granny8934    

So because someone is smart enoigh to beat the house, he is banned -for LIFE? Isn't that called fixing the odds?

117 days ago
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mandiimaii    

There is a very thin line between counting cards and just being exceedingly good + incredibly lucky at blackjack. My late husband was incredible at the game and no, he didn't count cards, but he was very astute and never bet more than he could afford to lose. He was also great at craps. I do not gamble because I am a wretched payer.

117 days ago
118.

ace c slider    

welcome everyone to your new Bruce Wayne batman he sucks at cheating and he going to suck at batman . man he sucked in dare devil .

117 days ago
119.

CremeBrulee    

Even tho it may seem otherwise due to his seemingly perfect family life, I've always thought BA was a weak loser.

117 days ago
120.

P-Dog    

Wait let me see, it's not illegal but they banned him? Casinos aren't making enough money from people anyone who educates themselves is banned. Really who's the jerks here. Casinos are a bunch of greedy jerks taking every last red cent from anyone. Screw hard rock never honing there. And screw Ben for gambling when your so F N rich you need to.

117 days ago
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