Ben Affleck loves to play in the Casino but it seems a recent misconduct during a game of blackjack has caused him to be barred from playing at the Hard Rock Casino. Casino security caught him doing the "perfect basic" strategy or card counting when he played blackjack at the high rollers table last April 28. Based on reports, Affleck was using $100 bills to keep track of the count.

An alert was made regarding Affleck's actions and the strategy he used.


This alert was forwarded to nearby casinos in Sin City the very next day.

Although counting cards is not really illegal in casinos, those who use it are commonly kicked out of the game. Luckily for him, because of his superstar status perhaps, casino security did not kick Affleck out. In fact, they were very genial in their approach. The hotel even got a car to get them back to the hotel where they were staying.


Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner was with him in Nevada that time but it is unknown whether she was with him at the table when he was cautioned by the casino security.

After the incident, there were reports that the actor has been banned totally from the Hard Rock Casino but a rep from the Casino denied such claims and said that the actor, who is a valued guest, is not banned from their hotel and is welcome any time.

Now, Affleck's record is not squeaky-clean when it comes to playing blackjack. Just a few days before the incident, Rob Olivetti, Games Protection Manager at the Wynn and Encore casinos sent the alert about Affleck being too obvious in moving his money with the count. He was labeled as an "advantage player" in the alert sent out. No doubt this warning gave Hard Rock Casino security the heads up when Affleck sat down the blackjack table.

If Affleck is affected by what happened he's not showing it much. He did look a bit upset when he found a parking ticket on the windshield of his 1966 Chevy on Friday. Anyway, he won't have much time to brood over the casino incident since he'll be very busy filming Batman very soon.

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