An all-points bulletin has been issued to Las Vegas’ biggest casinos which accuses superstar Ben Affleck of counting cards, reports Radar.
According to an alert from a local security firm, the Academy Award winner was barred from play at the Hard Rock Casino shortly after 10 p.m. on April 28, “due to moving his money with the count."
There were rumors in the past that Affleck had some gambling problems -- but we thought that he conquered that issue. Unfortunately, it sounds like the husband and father of three is still messing around with lady luck.
Radar is also reporting that the alert claims that Affleck “uses perfect basic,” which is a term for introductory card counting, “but also takes insurance according to the count. Uses black $100 cheques to keep track of the count while playing.”
On April 29th another alert regarding Affleck was issued to all the major casinos in Vegas, explaining that the Argo actor was, “currently suspected of advantage play."
According to the alleged document, “He has been observed playing blackjack at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, and is suspected of moving his wagers with the count. He was reportedly backed off at one off-Strip casino,” which is in reference to the previously mentioned incident at the Hard Rock Casino.
It looks like troubling has been brewing in this area for a while. An April 22, Rob Olivetti, Games Protection Manager at the Wynn and Encore casinos, allegedly sent an internal email that said, “Ben Affleck (the actor) … Was informed that he was being way too obvious moving his money with the count. He was spreading $100 -10K on the double decks and $0-20K (2@10K) on the shoe games. As of now, he is still being allowed to play per casino management.” Apparently Affleck isn't quite the smooth operator he thought he was, because a week later the all-points bulletin barring him from play was put into action.
Uh ... none of this sounds good to us! Clearly, Benji never saw Rain Man!