A few days back the actor Ben Affleck was seen at a casino in Detroit indulging in a game of blackjack. According to several tabloids he spent many hours at the MotorCity Casino enjoying a laid back game with chips in the amount of $30000.
What’s with Ben?
This news is interesting as this sighting comes just as Affleck admitted to counting cards at blackjack in a Las Vegas casino earlier this year. The casino supposedly banned him for life from playing a game of blackjack at their property. Not only this, the casino also alerted other casinos of Affleck’s good blackjack skills.
The incident happened in May this year at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas where he was winning at blackjack when the staff members came up to him and asked him to stop playing blackjack. They also told him that he was welcome to play other games at the casino.
A few days back Affleck broke his silence on the incident and admitted that he was indeed counting cards at blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino. He also said that he took time to learn the intricacies of the game and play a good game. But that the casinos do not like when their guests start winning. They only want their guests to spend their money and not win any at the casino.
Is he playing blackjack again?
Apparently other casinos have no problem at all with having Ben Affleck around at their property and playing blackjack, a game he has now admitted to being good at.
He is not banned from all the casinos just because one casino is Las Vegas barred him from playing blackjack there. In fact, he is still welcome to go to Hard Rock Casino and play other games. Affleck however, said that what happened in the Vegas casino is not a big deal for him. He is said to be rather dismayed at the way the casino management and the staff behaved because he was winning.
The incident had simmered down, but gained heat again when Affleck admitted to counting cards. He has also been in the news lately for his new mystery flick and his new batman movie.