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    Default Ben Affleck Booted from Hard Rock for counting cards

    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.


    Read more: Ben Affleck Kicked Out Of Hard Rock Casino for Counting Cards | TMZ.com



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    Ooops. Not so romantic.

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    Is there anyone who's "good" at cards who doesn't count them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Is there anyone who's "good" at cards who doesn't count them?

    I don't know much about counting cards but this was my thought too^ Was he moving his lips while he counted or something?

    This is interesting: 4 Ways to Count Cards - wikiHow I would c&p but it is in a weird layout.

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    I don't know anything about cards at all, but I've watched some stuff about Vegas, and it seems like anyone who wins at cards is counting them. It's whether or not "the house" can prove that it's being done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MmeVertigina View Post
    I don't know much about counting cards but this was my thought too^ Was he moving his lips while he counted or something?

    This is interesting: 4 Ways to Count Cards - wikiHow I would c&p but it is in a weird layout.
    Ok that link was waaay to complicated. I can barely do basic math.
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    It's not like counting cards guarantees a win. I think it gives a player a very slight advantage over the house ... assuming the player does it right.
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    I think they were gunning for him. Bet he had been winning too much...
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    Wonder how Jennifer felt

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    God forbids he wins anything. The poor casinos make so little money.
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    I've never been banned but they've definitely brought in the coolers when I've been at the high stakes table. Usually the biggest sign is your betting pattern. And once they get a bead on you, you're done for at the tables.
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    I'm surprised he didn't change up his betting pattern enough to not get busted.
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    He's a good tipper (when he's not around J-lo)

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    Why wouldn't you count cards? Wouldn't that be part of the strategy -- see what has been used to try to figure out what to do next? I don't know how that is cheating -- I guess maybe because it's no longer random? But seriously, these places make money hand over fist. I don't see how this would cause a huge dent in their profits -- which are astronomical.
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    The point is I think successful betters DO count cards, but the "house" doesn't want anyone to because the "house" is supposed to win. It's all a bunch of nonsense.
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