Ben Affleck Knows How To Cheat


Ben Affleck has admitted to counting cards, but he maintains that’s not cheating, that’s just being really, really good at blackjack.

Back in May, the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino slapped the Oscar-winning Affleck with a lifetime ban from its blackjack tables after its security officials confronted him with accusations he was counting cards. Embarrassment and Twitter mocking followed.

Details recently asked him to talk about the scandal:

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.

He had to have lots of practice at a game.

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, however.

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 what about Jennifer Garner being fed up with him? Apparently, it’s all made up.

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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