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Ben Affleck banned from playing blackjack

Ben Affleck
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Actor/writer/director Ben Affleck has been banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for counting cards.

Variety reported that Affleck was playing the game at the casino on Friday when he was caught on camera by the casino’s security.

According to CNN, security reported told Affleck:

“You are too good at the game.”

However, the hotel stated that Affleck could play other games at the casino.

According to the New York Post, it is not illegal to count cards, but is it forbidden in many casinos and can lead to a player being banned. The act consists of remembering the cards that have been played in order to decrease the risk of betting.

Spokespeople for Affleck and the casino did not comment on the incident.

Affleck was vacationing in Vegas with his wife actress Jennifer Garner, whom he co-starred with in Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003). They have three children.

The actor won Academy Awards for co-writing (with Matt Damon) Good Will Hunting (1997) and producing Argo (2012).

He is set to begin filming the still-not-titled Batman/Superman crossover film in June. Affleck will play the Caped Crusader/Bruce Wayne to Henry Cavill’s Superman/Clark Kent. Cavill previously played that role in Man of Steel (2013).

“I don't want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn't compete with the (Christian) Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon,” Affleck told Playboy in January. “It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill's Superman character.”

The film will be directed by Steel director Zach Snyder and is set for release in May 2016.

Bale previously played the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), all of which were directed by Christopher Nolan.

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