Ben Affleck is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most favourite stars, but unfortunately for him, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. The Batman star was recently barred from playing Blackjack at Hard Rock Casino in Vegas after he was accused of counting cards.
Affleck was reported to have been asked to stop playing immediately. Although the act of counting cards is not illegal, is certainly frowned upon in most high end casinos.
Booted from blackjack
According to initial reports, Ben was supposedly prohibited from entering the premium casino premises after he was busted trying to cheat. Hard Rock Casino later released a new statement claiming that he was not banned from their property, and is welcome any time.
The statement, however, failed to mention if Ben would be allowed to play at their Blackjack tables.
Caught on the count
Security guards at Hard Rock Casino reportedly noticed Ben using the basic technique of blackjack card counting. He had been using his chip stack to keep a count of cards played, and moved his bet accordingly.
This not being his first attempt at card counting, Ben was previously spotted displaying his blackjack counting skills at Wynn Resorts in Vegas. According to Radar Online, Games Protection Manager at Rob Olivetti had sent an email stating that the actor had been warned about being ‘too obvious moving his money with the count.’ Ben was spotted spreading $100 – $10 thousand on the double decks and $0 – $20 thousand on the shoe games, according to Olivetti.
Fond of gambling, Affleck is known to have won $800,000 playing blackjack at Hard Rock Casino at the high rollers table. According to TMZ, he won three $20,000 blackjack hands in a row at one of the games.