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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino bans Ben Affleck from blackjack for card counting

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Apparently having a major movie star sitting at your blackjack tables and drawing the oohs and aahs of the public isn't what the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has in mind. After all, what's publicity worth? The Daily News reports that a source said casino management ordered a car to take Ben Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner, back to their hotel.

The upcoming "Batman" star managed to get banned for life from playing blackjack at the casino — according to the source — because he was caught counting cards.

A security guard reportedly said, "You are too good," to Affleck which meant he was done with blackjack at the Hard Rock. Apparently the star of “Runner Runner” (a movie about corrupt online gambling) isn't banned from playing other games at the Hard Rock, just blackjack.

The word is that Affleck was keeping a running count with chips at the table and changed his bet sizes according to how favorable the shoe was. The casino asked him to stop but he continued, hence, the ride home for him and his wife.

Card counting isn't illegal, it is, however, frowned upon by all casinos. If you're interested in more information on the Surveillance Information Network that casinos subscribe to, visit here. But don't stop there, head over to and check out Nolan Dalla's advice for Affleck.

You guessed it! Affleck is a poker player also! He won the 2004 California State Poker Championship and used to frequent the high limit games at Bellagio and other casinos. Welcome back to the best game in town Ben!!!

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