Ben Affleck’s ‘Blackjack ban’

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Ben Affleck is a keen gambler.

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck has reportedly been banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino.


Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck, who is a keen gambler, is said to have been kicked off the blackjack table at the Hard Rock Casino for being “too good”.

Last week casino security staff stopped the Argo star during play at the casino, one of Sin City’s most popular venues, telling him “you’re just too good”.

Some media outlets have suggested that the casino suspected Affleck of card counting. This is gaining an advantage over the dealer by keeping track of which cards have been dealt in order to predict the next hand.

Although the practice is not illegal it is heavily discouraged and disliked by casinos. The card-counting system was brought to light by 2008 film 21.  

Reportedly, Affleck, 41, was told he can play other games at the casino and was not barred from the venue – just the blackjack tables.

Affleck is well-known for his penchant for gambling. He scooped over $350,000 (£207,000) when he won the California State Poker Championship back in 2004.

In 2013 the actor and director played an online gambling tycoon in film Runner Runner.

The actor was said to have been on a break with actress wife Jennifer Garner before he starts filming his role as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

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