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Ben Affleck Gets Banned from 'Las Vegas Blackjack'

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Oscar-winning actor, Ben Affleck, 41, has reportedly been banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino after one of the security staff told him "you are too good".

A source close to the star said that earlier this week Affleck was stopped from playing at the Hard Rock Casino. He was told he could play other games and was not barred.

Some reports suggest casino bosses believe Affleck was card counting, gaining a slight advantage by keeping track of which cards have been dealt to predict the next hand. The practice is not illegal but is heavily frowned upon by casinos.

The actor is a well-known gambler and scooped more than $350,000 (£207,000) when he won the California State Poker Championship in 2004. Affleck also played an online gambling tycoon in 2013 film Runner Runner.

The actor was reported to have been on a break in Vegas with his wife before starting to film his role as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel film.

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