Ben Affleck Is Really Good At Blackjack, Not Cheating


The actor admitted that he was counting cards, but that’s not cheating according to him, that’s just being really good at blackjack.

Back in May, the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino slapped Affleck with a lifetime ban from its blackjack tables after its security officials accused him of counting cards. Some embarrassment and Twitter mocking followed.

Details asked him what all the fuss was about:

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

Apparently, he had lots of practice at 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. 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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But getting thrown out wasn’t as dramatic.

“No, I wish! That would be awesome. ‘Get him outta here! He’s a magician!’ Unfortunately, they just came up and said, ‘We can’t let you play blackjack. But we have other table games! We have Chinese poker!'”

And, apparently, his wife is NOT fed up with him.

“That’s tabloid s—. That’s all b——. They completely lie. (Some) magazines feel totally comfortable absolutely fictionalizing every single element of the story. And there’s nothing you can do about that. My only hope is that people with any common sense recognize that those stories are false.”


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