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Batman gets blackjack ban in Vegas: Affleck accused of counting cards
The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2014 | Kellan Howell

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by mdittmar

A Hollywood a-lister was banned from a Vegas casino for cheating at cards.

Ben Affleck, Mr. Affleck is set to play Batman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman, and who starred in and directed the last year’s Oscar winning best film Argo, was allegedly caught counting cards while playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Vegas.

Unnamed sources told TMZ that hotel security approached the actor and told him, “you’re too good at this game.”

Security then informed him that he had been deemed an advantaged player and would no longer be able to play blackjack at the Hard Rock.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: advantagedplayer; benaffleck; blackjack; countingcards; hardrock
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I was asked to leave Fitzgeralds once when playing blackjack,they were nice about it,even gave me a deck of cards.

If you know how to play and know how to bet,it looks like your counting cards.

Wasn't even betting $20,000 a hand;)

1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Affleck can count , WOW !!!!


2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:30:45 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mdittmar

how is counting cards cheating

If you play Hearts, you darn well better count cards


3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mdittmar

Other than the fact that casinos don’t like it, how is counting cards cheating?


4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:33:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: yldstrk

how is counting cards cheating


The House Rules say “The House Wins.” That’s the rules.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: nickcarraway

Like my Dad told me once,”see those casinos,they don’t build them off the winners”


6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Were you changing your bets? That’s the usual sign of a card counter. Just following basic strategy to the letter generally won’t get you tossed.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:37:30 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: molson209
I'll bet he flipped his wig!


8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:37:59 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: mdittmar

And why not :)?


9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: mdittmar; Revolting cat!
Stomping his foot was a dead giveaway...


10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:38:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: KarlInOhio

Yes,gotta know when to change your bet.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 11:40:18 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Not letting the house win is cheating.

[casino gambler] != [sharpest knife in drawer]


12 posted on 05/03/2014 11:44:15 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: mdittmar
Batman

Daredevil would never do something like that. Oh wait...

13 posted on 05/03/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Steely Tom

I doubt he is that smart


14 posted on 05/03/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: mdittmar

Counting cards? I didn’t know he even played with a full deck!


15 posted on 05/03/2014 11:55:34 AM PDT by Flame Retardant (Ronald Reagan: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism)
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To: Zenjitsuman

Ben Affleck, actor, screenwriter. Left the University of Vermont after one semester; then dropped out of Occidental College to pursue acting.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 11:56:54 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: KarlInOhio

And I don’t count cards,way to complicated for me.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 11:59:43 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I was acquainted with Ionescu Tulcea while working at NU. A highly regarded mathmetician, he had written several books on gaming, not just balck jack. He was banned by every casino in Vegas, but due in part to his high reputation (he was a heck of nice guy too) he often was comped a Vegas hotel room and meals but told to stay clear of the gaming rooms. He thought it quite funny. He is a brilliant mathematician. He also loved tennis.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT by rey
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To: mdittmar

I don’t know what “counting cards” means. It seems like something you would need to do if you played cards.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 12:01:16 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: mdittmar

Cute story. My husband had a week long conference in Vegas about twelve years ago and I with our twelve year old daughter met him there for the last three days. We did the hoover dam tourist junk and during those three days walked through all the casinos, visiting the shops, restaurants, etc., no kids allowed in casinos of course. Well we were walking MGM Casino periphery, trying to get to the other side and my husband walked over to a slot machine to look at it and my daughter ran over to fetch him away. When they were walking back, I could hear my daughter ask her dad, daddy, were you going to gamble on that machine? He leaned over and said no honey that’s how they built all these big buildings. Our daughter takes that no casting lots stuff seriously.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 12:01:53 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: mdittmar

From The movie “Night Shift”:

Bill Blazejowski: so I’m sitting there in the casino in Atlantic City in my wash-n-dries and they barred me! So I threw my complimentary watered down drink in fat face! Think I’ll go to Vegas next week...


21 posted on 05/03/2014 12:03:08 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: molson209

Well maybe Ben wants to play Rainman after Batman.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 12:03:10 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: mdittmar

Lose and you’re welcome. Win and they throw you out. Any questions?


23 posted on 05/03/2014 12:05:09 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Zenjitsuman

Is he learning disabled?


24 posted on 05/03/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: mdittmar
i thought they had five decks in a shoe, the boy only has ten fingers...
25 posted on 05/03/2014 12:09:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mdittmar

Publicity Stunt.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 12:10:23 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: Cats Pajamas

“Is he learning disabled?”

No - just Constitution disabled.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Well he was born in Berkley, CA!


28 posted on 05/03/2014 12:18:53 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Chode
Ah,the good old days when you could find a one deck game.

I miss them.

29 posted on 05/03/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

That bonehead must have been counting on his fingers.


30 posted on 05/03/2014 12:29:09 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: mdittmar
i heard that...
31 posted on 05/03/2014 12:31:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mdittmar

Counting cards = paying attention and playing intelligently.
The fact that casinos want none of that should serve as a warning.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 12:33:09 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: mdittmar

Isn’t this the same clown that said that he has never met a Republican that he likes, or was that Matt Damon, its hard to figure out which leftist prick is which


33 posted on 05/03/2014 12:35:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: yldstrk
how is counting cards cheating

You may be right, but do you really think that when you plead your case to Vinnie and Guido, that they are going to give it the same thoughtful consideration that you did?

-PJ

34 posted on 05/03/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: yldstrk
If you play Hearts, you darn well better count cards

If you intend to take them all you better.
35 posted on 05/03/2014 12:38:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Casino owners must be accustomed to dealing with complete dolts


36 posted on 05/03/2014 12:42:05 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I’ve only been in a casino once in my life. I took $20 in the door with me and was back on the road in under 20 minutes.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I went into one in Colorado to eat with my sis who lived in Cripple Creek...............gambling is the primary occupation there


38 posted on 05/03/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: shotgun

Oh and I was in one on the Indian Reservation up near Green Bay to see a Hank Jr concert

Oh and the one in Tupelo MS also to see a Hank Jr concert

Oh and I have eaten in the one across from the Wyandotte County courthouse in KCK

but never gambled and think gambling is stupid


39 posted on 05/03/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mdittmar

nah, he’s not that smart.


40 posted on 05/03/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: yldstrk

Yeah I just don’t get the attraction for giving money away.


41 posted on 05/03/2014 1:10:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: yldstrk

It is deemed cheating when the house can lose


42 posted on 05/03/2014 1:15:17 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: FrdmLvr

What would he do if he got a pair of 8’s or Ace’s?


43 posted on 05/03/2014 1:15:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: nickcarraway

It’s not illegal to count cards-you’re on private property though so they can make “house rules”


44 posted on 05/03/2014 1:24:11 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: mdittmar
I spent a couple of hours at the MGM casino in Macau a few months ago.I didn't play (I don't gamble) but it was interesting to watch.At least 95% of the people at the high stakes tables were Asian...and it seems that 99% of them smoked (arrgh!).I later found out that Asians,Chinese at least,are known to be big gamblers.Apart from an occasional mega millions ticket I don't gamble...having done fairly well in simple math at school.
45 posted on 05/03/2014 2:05:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: yldstrk
how is counting cards cheating

I think that in this country casinos are allowed to bar just about anyone they wish simply for winning.It,it would seem,isn't a violation of state or Federal law to "count cards" so you don't get arrested.But they can ban you.And I'll bet that if you violate such a ban you can,at the very least,be arrested for trespassing...if not something more serious.But I'm not sure of that.

46 posted on 05/03/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: yldstrk

Stop at Tommy Knockers on the way home?


47 posted on 05/03/2014 2:12:45 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: nickcarraway
Other than the fact that casinos don’t like it, how is counting cards cheating?

Well, it's probably cheating by NBA rules.
48 posted on 05/03/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

I was in a meeting at the olde tyme Jessie Beck’s Riverside Inn in Reno. The meeting broke up for a half-hour, so I went down to the coffee shop for some iced tea or something. As I was returning to the meeting rooms, I saw a mom, dad, and son standing by one of the big bertha slot machines. The dad was dressed as a typical American tourist, mismatched shirt and shorts, an ole rain hat, red socks and sneakers. He was explaining to his son what it was while the mom waited patiently. The dad pulled out a silver dollar, put it the machine, pulled the lever, and walked away. But before they had gone far, the machine finished it’s twittering and blinking, paused, and dropped many silver dollars into the tray. But that wasn’t all. The change girl came over, called security. Security checked the machine, and the changed girl paid the man $5000 and told him he could pick up the rest of his loot at the money change. That one silver dollar paid the family a $65,000 jackpot.


49 posted on 05/03/2014 2:25:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: molson209

If they’d only waited a few minutes, they’d have found he couldn’t count much past four.


50 posted on 05/03/2014 2:35:15 PM PDT by DPMD
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