Belfast Telegraph

Affleck ‘card counting’?

Ben Affleck is reportedly being investigated for card counting in Las Vegas.

According to a new report from Star Magazine via Radar Online, an all-points bulletin has been issued to Las Vegas’ biggest casinos warning them about the Hollywood star.

The outlet claims Ben was banned from playing at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on April 28 “due to moving his money with the count,” according to an alert from a local security firm acquired by Star magazine.

They go on to say the actor “uses perfect basic,” a gambling 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.”

Apparently another alert was issued on April 29 saying Ben is “currently suspected of advantage play”.

“He has been observed playing blackjack at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, and is suspected of moving his wagers with the count,” the report noted. “He was reportedly backed off at one off-Strip casino” (an apparent reference to the Hard Rock incident).

Radar also claims that Rob Olivetti, the Games Protection Manager at the Wynn and Encore casinos, sent an internal email on April 22 warning staff about Ben’s alleged activities.

“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,” the email apparently read.

Radar states that the story is still developing.

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