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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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121.

frank1946    

Ben hooked on Probabilities !

Ditto the Casino.

117 days ago
122.

Don Mason    

The next Batman movie? Haven't we seen enough of Affleck? Now he will be banned from all the other casinos because of this.

117 days ago
123.

lgchap    

isn't that how we ALL gamble in las vegas?? omg, he did nothing that we all hope we are smart enough to do??

117 days ago
124.

aldz    

Now that's the job he should stick with...acting, not so much!

117 days ago
125.

barry1817    

would like to hear a little more about what constitutes card counting, and did he have anything mechanical being used or was he able to just use his brain.

Seems if a person can do all calculations in head, then it is wrong to ban a player. If he used mechanical means not problem.

117 days ago
126.

some guy    

Ben should stop counting cards and go back to Hollywood and count his bad movie ideas.

117 days ago
127.

Chris    

My co-workers mother makes $20k a hand counting cards at the Hard Rock.

117 days ago
128.

Gamergal86    

If he makes enough money why hell can't he invest it not throw it away Jen must be pissseedd lmao!!!

117 days ago
129.

Chris    

Why do they never ban losers? May the odds be ever in the Houses favor.

117 days ago
130.

Denver    

Wow. Hard Rock doesnt want Affleck to play Blackjack and the WORLD doesnt want him to play Batman!

117 days ago
131.

Sally M    

Maybe people should ban/boycott the Hard Rock Casino for being such sore losers.

117 days ago
132.

HardRockSux    

The Hard Rock Casino in Vegas is notorious for ratting out the very celebs they take money from. Remember Bruno Mars? The Hard Rock sucks. Go to Planet Hollywood.

117 days ago
133.

Coleoleo999    

Aw poor Ben. He has such an addictive personality -poor weak Ben Affleck- trading one addiction for the next. Maybe hang out with your family instead of a casino? Just an idea.

117 days ago
134.

lgchap    

omg.. we all go to las vegas to have fun. i got married there, had 42 people in attendance!! was so much fun! if he counted cards, he is smarter than me. so what? i never post on anything,.........good for him! i & my husband will NEVER go to the hard rock again.. let's all boycot!!

117 days ago
135.

Pavlov    

BS. Stunt.

117 days ago
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