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Ben Affleck Caught Card Counting In Las Vegas Casino

Ben AffleckWhile on a Las Vegas vacation with his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck was caught counting cards at a blackjack table at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and asked to leave the property.

The 41-year-old part-time poker player, who won the 2004 California State Poker Championship for $ 356,400, was caught using “perfect basic” strategy and “moving his money with the count,” according to an alert submitted by the Surveillance Information Network.

According to a source at the casino, Affleck was being incredibly obvious that he was keeping a running count by using his black $ 100 chips to keep track and varying his bet sizes between $ 100 and $ 20,000, depending on how favorable the shoe was.

Apparently, after being asked to stop, Affleck continued to keep count and the casino had no choice but to ban him from playing and ask him to leave.

The alert, which is issued to other major casinos in the area, said that Affleck was “currently suspected of advantage play.”

Card counting occurs when a player, primarily playing blackjack, keeps a running count of the high and low cards dealt from a particular shoe. When the ratio of high cards to low cards is favorable, the player then bets bigger, taking advantage of the odds being temporarily shifted in their favor. Card counting is not an illegal practice, but the casino does have the right to restrict or bar a card counter from playing.

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The Scoop — Watch Part II with Matt Affleck on this Week’s Episode

Matt AffleckMatt Affleck stops by for this week’s episode of The Scoop (sponsored by Full Tilt Poker) on Card Player TV. He continues interview from part I last week.

Check out his interview with Diego Cordovez and Adam Schoenfeld on Card Player TV, and you can hear him continue to talk about his heart-breaking elimination in the 2010 World Series of Poker main event.

Affleck also discusses abusing the bubble in tournament play and his table image. He explains what has made him so successful in the main event.

The amount of equity lost after his elimination in the main event is examined in this interesting interview.

“I figure if I win that pot, I was going to get third at least 70 percent of the time,” Affleck said.

Watch part II of the Affleck interview on this week’s episode of The Scoop below:

The Scoop: Matt Affleck Part II

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The Scoop — Matt Affleck Part 2

Dec 10, 2010

Matt Affleck returns on ‘The Scoop,’ brought to you by Full Tilt Poker, to discuss abusing the bubble in poker tournaments, just how much he thinks losing the infamous big hand to Jonathan Duhamel cost him in equity and more.

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The Scoop — Watch Part I with Matt Affleck on this Week’s Episode

Matt AffleckMatt Affleck stops by for this week’s episode of The Scoop (sponsored by Full Tilt Poker) on Card Player TV.

Check out his interview with Diego Cordovez and Adam Schoenfeld on Card Player TV, and you can hear him talk in depth about his heart-breaking elimination in the 2010 World Series of Poker main event.

Affleck lost on the river to eventual champion Jonathan Duhamel in a massive pot with just 15 players left in the event.

“One of the worst beats in the history of poker,” Schoenfeld said.

Watch part I of the Affleck interview on this week’s episode of The Scoop below:

The Scoop: Matt Affleck

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The Scoop — Matt Affleck Part 1

Dec 03, 2010

Matt Affleck finished deep in back-to-back WSOP Main Events in 2009 and 2010, with his most recent run coming a brutal halt in 15th place as a result of an infamous pot he lost to eventual champion Jonathan Duhamel. Affleck stopped by ‘The Scoop,’ brought to you by Full Tilt Poker, to discuss the hand in depth.

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2010 WPT Festa Al Lago — Matt Affleck Builds Huge Stack on Day 2

Oct 16, 2010

Matt Affleck has stormed up the chip counts on day 3 of the 2010 World Poker Tour Festa al Lago main event, sitting right behind Annette Obrestad in second place. Affleck also been featured prominently on ESPN’s 2010 WSOP Main Event coverage, and he spoke to us about his upcoming bust out from that event, how he built his stack in this WPT main event and more.

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