Ben Affleck Card Counting Gets Him Booted From Hard Rock Casino

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Monday, 05 May 2014 09:58 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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A romantic getaway for actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Las Vegas last week turned ugly when the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino booted the future Batman from the blackjack table for card counting.

The couple had stopped in Las Vegas before Affleck was going on an extended trip to Detroit to film the sequel to "Man of Steel." Affleck took a detour to the blackjack table at the Hard Rock Casino and then was accused of card counting and removed from the game, according to TMZ.

"According to sources, security informed Affleck that he had been deemed an 'advantaged player' and was no longer allowed to play blackjack at the Hard Rock," TMZ reported. "We're told security had spotted Affleck counting cards ... a gambling strategy that involves counting card values to decrease betting risk."

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"Counting cards isn't technically illegal, but it can get you kicked out of a casino -- which is exactly what happened to Affleck," TMZ continued.

A source told Us Weekly that while Affleck is now banned from the blackjack table, he and Garner are still welcomed at the hotel.

"Mr. Affleck, a valued guest of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, is not banned from our property and is welcome back any time," the source told Us Weekly. "Security said, 'You are too good at the game.' The hotel was really nice about it and told him he could play other games. They ended up getting him and Jennifer a car back to their hotel."

Fans took to Twitter to have some fun at Affleck's expense about the incident.

Affleck has been working with a personal trainer to get in shape for the role of the caped crusader most recently played by Christian Bale for the untiled "Batman vs. Superman" movie set to hit theaters May 6, 2016.

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