Skip to comments.Batman gets blackjack ban in Vegas: Affleck accused of counting cards
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 years 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, youre 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.
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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;)
Affleck can count , WOW !!!!
how is counting cards cheating
If you play Hearts, you darn well better count cards
Other than the fact that casinos don’t like it, how is counting cards cheating?
how is counting cards cheating
The House Rules say “The House Wins.” That’s the rules.
Like my Dad told me once,”see those casinos,they don’t build them off the winners”
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.
And why not :)?
Yes,gotta know when to change your bet.
Not letting the house win is cheating.
[casino gambler] != [sharpest knife in drawer]
Daredevil would never do something like that. Oh wait...
I doubt he is that smart
Counting cards? I didn’t know he even played with a full deck!
Ben Affleck, actor, screenwriter. Left the University of Vermont after one semester; then dropped out of Occidental College to pursue acting.
And I don’t count cards,way to complicated for me.
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.
I don’t know what “counting cards” means. It seems like something you would need to do if you played cards.
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.
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...
Well maybe Ben wants to play Rainman after Batman.
Lose and you’re welcome. Win and they throw you out. Any questions?
Is he learning disabled?
“Is he learning disabled?”
No - just Constitution disabled.
Well he was born in Berkley, CA!
I miss them.
That bonehead must have been counting on his fingers.
Counting cards = paying attention and playing intelligently.
The fact that casinos want none of that should serve as a warning.
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
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?
Casino owners must be accustomed to dealing with complete dolts
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.
I went into one in Colorado to eat with my sis who lived in Cripple Creek...............gambling is the primary occupation there
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
nah, he’s not that smart.
Yeah I just don’t get the attraction for giving money away.
It is deemed cheating when the house can lose
What would he do if he got a pair of 8’s or Ace’s?
It’s not illegal to count cards-you’re on private property though so they can make “house rules”
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.
Stop at Tommy Knockers on the way home?
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.
If they’d only waited a few minutes, they’d have found he couldn’t count much past four.