Ben Affleck banned from Vegas casino for counting cards
May 04, 2014 00:00
Washington - Hollywood actor Ben Affleck has been banned from a Las Vegas casino after being caught counting cards, news reports said Saturday.
The star of the forthcoming Batman movie was banned for life from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino after gambling at the casino's high-rollers' blackjack table, a source close to Affleck told the Daily News.
"You are too good," a security guard told the Oscar-winning star Monday night, the source said.
The ban applies only to the blackjack table at the Hard Rock.
Affleck, 41, and his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, 42, were in Las Vegas for a romantic getaway before Affleck starts filming Batman.
Casino management ordered a car to take the couple back to their hotel, the source added.
The gambling strategy he allegedly was caught doing involves counting card values to decrease betting risk. It is not technically illegal, but it can result in a casino banning a player who does it.