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Ben Affleck reportedly booted from casino for counting cards

Ben Affleck plays poker at Playing For Good Benefitting the Geffen Playhouse in 2012 in California. Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Geffen Playhouse

We knew Ben Affleck had a fondness for poker, but it’s blackjack that got the Hollywood homeboy in hot water. TMZ reports that Ben was banned for life by the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas last week because security caught him counting cards. (Though not illegal, the practice of counting all high and low cards that are dealt in order to decrease betting risk is frowned upon by casinos.) In Sin City with wife Jennifer Garner, Affleck was surrounded at the blackjack table by security, who gave him the boot.

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