Ben Affleck...banned FOR LIFE

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/02/ben-affleck-hard-rock-casino-counting-cards-blackjack/


    Ben Affleck
    Booted from Hard Rock for Counting Cards


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    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.
     
  2. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Funny, no reporting on the 4,459 hands he lost during his career.
     
  3. Hamptons Bowler

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    They assumed he was counting cards. You can't really catch someone doing math in their head. Too bad it doesn't indicate how many decks they were using.
     
  4. harlock

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    they should ban him from the NBA.
     
  5. Nemo

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    Not banned from Batman movie
    :bigcry:
     
  6. Groucho Marx

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    How exactly did they spot him counting cards? Was he using his fingers? Writing things down on paper?
     
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    another guy with an unnatural hair line....btw

    :facepalm:
     
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    Funny, I never imagined he was smart enough to count past his own fingers and toes?? :uscratch:
     
  9. Hamptons Bowler

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    If you are winning and hop tables alot when the decks have gone bad, if you arrange your chip piles in certain ways like an abacus, certain betting strategies they just assume.
     
  10. Mr Vengeance

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    Fuck the casinos. It's all great when people are losing, but let them win and they get banned for counting cards.

    That shit needs to be clamped down on.
     
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    The house always wins
     
  12. BethsZygote

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    Basically this.


    He's banned for not being a mindless rube.
     
  13. Groucho Marx

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    That's so weird how you can only play if you are likely to lose. This is why I like to sick to poker tables. You can play the other people and the casino just sits there and collects rakes/tips. I'd hate to get good at Blackjack and be thrown out because of it.
     
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    Card sharp
     
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    Script dumb
     
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    ben was prepping for a role!

    is what his rep will be saying tomorrow.
     
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    Is banned for life the same as being shot dead?:dontknow:
     
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    Racist !!
     
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    ^^ how is figuring out a mental strategy to win cheating?
    Should he be banned for life because he figured out how to win? Isn't the point of a game to figure out how to win with out cheating?
     
  20. AllAboutHim Ed

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    No doubt a piece.