Why Ben Affleck can no longer play blackjack at the Hard Rock

While at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with wife Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck was banned from the blackjack tables.

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The actor, 41, was accused of card counting, a frowned-upon strategy at casinos. Card counting involves keeping track of cards to determine when to or not to bet. The strategy reduces the risk of betting for the player.

Security pulled Affleck from the tables, banning him for life for being an “advantaged player,” hinting that he was too good for the tables.

However, the hotel did not kick him out or ban him from other games on the casino floor.

“Mr. Affleck, a valued guest of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, is not banned from our property and is welcome back any time,” a representative of the hotel said.

This was not the first time Affleck had been seen playing blackjack at this casino either. The actor was spotted back in 2001 with $800,000 in winnings from playing three $20,000 hands in the game at the Hard Rock.