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Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards in Las Vegas Casinos

Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards in Las Vegas Casinos

Ben Affleck confirms the reports that he was caught counting cards in Las Vegas earlier this year!

“That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack,” the 42-year-old actor shared during an interview in Details magazine’s October 2014 issue.

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He added, “I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos.”

“I had always liked blackjack. I don’t play any other games of chance. I don’t bet on football games, and I don’t gamble at all, really, outside of that,” Ben said. “But I knew with blackjack that there’s a way you can improve your odds. And so I started trying to learn. And then I just got to a point in my life where I’m like, ‘If I’m going to do something, I’m going to try and do it really well.’”

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  • Pzx

    Why do you need a second post about this d-bag rationalizing his bad behavior?

    When will he be headed back to rehab? Before or after he gets laughed out of Hollywood for his portrayal of Batman?

  • Promises

    Rationalized and justified like a true addict.

  • Lisa

    So in other words Ben, it’s the casinos fault YOU were caught cheating.

    Get some help.

  • April

    Ben Affleck is one smart SOG.

  • Melissa B

    What is counting your cards in poker and is it really cheating?

  • Jennay

    lmao who cares if he counted cards, its not like he made a bunch of people go out of business. No one got hurt so whatever

  • amanda

    @Melissa B…blackjack. It’s not illegal, but it’s frowned upon. Basically it allows the player to know when to bet heavier and when to bet lighter. Google it for a more in-depth description. It’s cheating, but it’s not illegal. It’s also nearly impossible to prove that a player is counting cards.

  • me

    He has a gambling problem, he went to rehab for it, he shouldn’t be gambling.

  • Cherie

    He sounds like a typical addict. Rationalizing and defending. He knew darn well that card counting is a no-no. And now he’s gonna say something against the casino? He needs to lay off the gambling and booze.

  • ThisLoser

    Oh okay, Ben. You’re a big Family Man and the past is one big misunderstood media heist. SureJan.gif. When he leaves his wife for some Hot Young Thing (and he absolutely will) I will laugh…provided I care, of course. I barely care now.

  • jon m’shulla

    Where’s the hard penis shot Ben? We want one.

  • B

    Two posts from the same article? Alrighty then. And people do realize that card games are all about strategy. And counting cards isn’t illegal so get over it. If you think people who play cards professionally don’t count cards or keep track of what is in it for poker, you’re a moron.

  • April

    @B: Thanks for your comment. Finally someone with some smarts. So refresing to see on this site because most people who post on JJ are absolute idiots.

  • shamrock7

    MAKE IT RAIN, MAKE IT RAIN, MAKE IT RAIN!! It’s the “RAINMAKER” folks and we have got rain in N. Cali. lol

    Seriously, all the peeps who have their panties tied up in knots about Ben cheating, gambling, etc… need to relax. He is not hurting anyone, purely playing a game of cards and having fun, while making some dough. If it’s all gooooood with the wifey, then who are we to judge.

    Now, my complaint with Ben is, why is he acting as BATMAN? He clearly stated he would not play a superhero role ever again. I’m still in disbelief that this is actually happening and a film will be out there for us to see in MARCH 2016. Please help me understand.

    My admiration has always envisioned Ben as a talented and crafty director.

    Loved ARGO, and can’t wait to see what is next on his filmmaking agenda. Begging for a film with Matty soon, behind the scenes, or acting.

    YOU HEAR ME BEN!!!!!!!!!


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  • Elvia

    If you want to lern how to caunt cards…

  • RSmith

    Playng well, or even very well is not illegal. Paying attention to the cards is common sense, as is trying to get better at something that will cost you money if you suck at it. Counting cards is not that easy, or everyone would do it and win more and casinos would need to initiate the blindfold rule or black card rule to make certain it;s luck not skill that has players winning. Under the blindfold rule, once you are up by two hands won you either quit while ahead or play blindfolded the rest of the day.
    Under the black card rules, you on;y get to see half your hand and the rest of your hand is a mystery — covered in a black plastic shell. You have to guess the best way to bet and hope you are lucky.

    You all think I made this up, but wait! As computers get smarter smaller, and fit in a contact lenses, EVERYONE will be counting cards, and trust me casino thugs are figuring out ways around that and to bring the game back to what they say it is (but isn’t), pure ‘LUCK’. PEOPLE is isn’t pure luck now as the house has an edge two ways, one with the rules, and two with the no getting good at the game – card counting rule. If Ben has an adiction to gamboling, I am sorry he’s still going to casinos, and I hope for himself and family he get more help with that. (the casinos helped by asking him to stay OUT)
    I don’t see that counting cards, getting good at the game is cheating. Cheating is an ace up the sleeve or someone in the room feeding you silent clues about other players unguarded hands, or working with the dealer to win. All that is cheating and prob even the crime of theft, so don’t do it. You notice they don’t arrest people for car counting, just shut them out.

    I found this article more interesting than anything I am unable to unsee that crosses my eyes about a Kardashian. I recall when Brit etc was all over the screens… mags etc… then less so, not hardly at all, Paris too.. but there are so many young Kardashians it will be 30 years before we can stop seeing them, all because their father lost an important , sad, criminal case.
    I’ll take articles about Ben any day over the “K” — I hope he doesn’t leave Jen, she is a great actress and seems sweet in interviews.
    I like Ben in movies, he does a good job, so the gamboling not hurting his career — yet….
    Take up sea diving or something instead — gosh with Ben’s money, what couldn’t he do????