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Ben Affleck is welcome to count cards at The D

Ben Affleck in marathon poker match

Ben Affleck‘s love of gambling advantages – or, as some would call them, “cheats” – got him banned from the blackjack tables at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas, but it turns out other casinos are more keen to welcome the big spender to their floors. Namely, The D Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Vegas. He can head there anytime!

From TMZ:

Derek Stevens owns The D Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Vegas — and he wants Ben to bring his chips from the strip without worrying about getting swooped up by security.

Stevens tells us, “The D Las Vegas is not afraid of Ben Affleck winning a few hands in a row,” adding, “Ben can come play blackjack and not worry about security walking him out!”

Heading off the strip doesn’t mean you lose whale status — The D can accommodate high rollers up to $10K per hand.

Well, that’s mighty nice of you, Derek! Of course, I think Ben will probably stay at the major casinos – Caesars will probably welcome him with open arms, as would Planet Hollywood and a million others. But, you know, he should probably work on his poker face (so to speak) a bit more, anyway.

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Why Did Ben Affleck Get Banned From The Hard Rock Casino?


It sounds like the set up to a joke: why did Ben Affleck get banned from the Hard Rock Casino? But it’s not and here’s the answer: for counting cards. How do you like them apples?

From Hollywood Life:

A new report claims that on April 29, the Oscar winner was accused of counting cards at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and subsequently banned.

Here’s how it went down. Ben was busy playing an intense round of blackjack when security guards suddenly approached the actor and accused him of card counting, according to Radar Online. So shocking, right?

Counting cards is NOT illegal in Vegas, but it is totally frowned upon. The offense usually results in the gambler being kicked out of a casino, but Ben was punished way harder than that — he was BANNED for life by the Hard Rock!

It goes on to say that even though he was banned for life, he totally didn’t let it ruin his day. Awww! How nice.

What do you think: should he have gotten kicked out and banned for life?

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MET GALA 2013 Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!

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