Ben Affleck has been banned FOR LIFE from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas because he was caught counting cards.
Ben was in Vegas earlier this week with his wife Jennifer Garner, for a little romantic vacation before he heads to Detroit for several months where he’ll begin filming his new Batman movie.
On Tuesday, casino sources tell TMZ, Affleck was playing blackjack at the high rollers table when security pounced.
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.
Interesting! I’m surprised we didn’t hear about it sooner!