English flag   Dansk (danish) flag     (18:22 GMT)
 
Username   Password  

BankrollMob Christmas logo  
Free no deposit poker bonuses Reviews Bankrolls - Free No Deposit Offers Poker Forum News: Poker, Casino, Betting & Bingo Sport Bets Poker Freerolls & Tournaments Leaderboards Support & FAQ
transparent separator

BankrollMob Forum

BankrollMob Forum » News » Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

New Thread Forums Search Subscriptions Bookmarks

may
6

Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

Tags: banned, ben affleck, blackjack, casino, counting cards, hard rock casino
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 by "T".
Before filming the new Batman movie, Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner headed to Las Vegas for the weekend. According to numerous reports, the married couple went to Hard Rock Casino on April 29 trying their luck at the blackjack tables. Besides being a decent poker player, Mr. Affleck apparently is pretty good at counting cards in blackjack. The fact is he won $800,000 in one single sessi[...]   Read more » Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

Page 1 of 2Go to page:   1, 2  Next »

  6-May-14, 09:28   #1
Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables 0 
bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
This is almost a week old story. You are late into the party! Big Smile

Counting is not that hard, once you've got your practice, but even if you are doing it as a small timer with petty cash, they will evetually recognize why you are betting big whenever the deck heat up. Also, why would a multi-million dollar movie star bother doing this is beyond me, but hey gambling could be addictive even for rich people.

     
  6-May-14, 09:46   #2
  +1 
doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5547
It always saddens me when casino's ban people for what it seems like the only thing they did wrong was win. Good luck to Ben Affleck i say and i hope he wins big again somewhere else

     
  6-May-14, 11:47   #3
  0 
teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3179
Posted by doubletop777:
It always saddens me when casino's ban people for what it seems like the only thing they did wrong was win. Good luck to Ben Affleck i say and i hope he wins big again somewhere else



Exactly,they just don't like paying out.

     
  6-May-14, 14:42   #4
  0 
Heskor 
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
haha yeah banned from black jack though house is supposed to have an edge guess Ben is lucky or just can grind out an edge on black Jack it is possible if you know maths and so so. Also nice from the casino to banned him just because he is good. It shows blackjack is beatable if you try to. But too much hassle!

     
  6-May-14, 16:50   #5
  0 
zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372
It seems harsh to ban someone for being good at the game but think about the implications if they didn't.

Card counting is not that difficult a skill to master and if it was allowed there would be a lot of people doing it. The casinos would be hemorrhaging money and would have to close or stop offering blackjack.

So it's a choice of either ban card counting or close the blackjack tables.

     
  6-May-14, 19:04   #6
  0 
ddblt1970 
Joined: Aug '13
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 21 (M)
Posts: 913
So if you are lucky and you are winning, you are banned from the casino. According to this logic the casino doesn´t want anybody to win there, they want only people who are losing their money.
Greedy scumbags!

     
  6-May-14, 20:44   #7
  0 
noonlion 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
It seems incredible that casino's are allowed to kick people out becuase they are winning. It seems more bizarre the more you think about it. But, any shop you go into reserves the right not to sell you the things on display, so I guess it's along the same lines in a casino - we will allow you in here but if we want we can stop you playing.

     
  6-May-14, 22:41   #8
  0 
zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372
Nope, people don't get banned from casinos for being lucky and winning they get banned for using a strategy that gives the player, rather than the house, an edge. Totally different thing.

I'm not trying to defend the casinos I'm just being realistic. If they didn't do this they wouldn't be a profitable business and soon there would be no casinos at all.

     
  6-May-14, 23:04   #9
  0 
teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3179
Posted by zeroster:
Nope, people don't get banned from casinos for being lucky and winning they get banned for using a strategy that gives the player, rather than the house, an edge. Totally different thing.

I'm not trying to defend the casinos I'm just being realistic. If they didn't do this they wouldn't be a profitable business and soon there would be no casinos at all.



so your saying it's ok for the house to have an edge but the player can't.
not nice at all. imo

     
  6-May-14, 23:18   #10
  0 
zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372
Posted by teddybears73:
so your saying it's ok for the house to have an edge but the player can't.
not nice at all. imo


Of course it's not nice it's a business. If they stop making money and start losing it they close. It's as simple as that.

Bottom line is if card counting was allowed all the casinos would go bust.

     
  7-May-14, 19:22   #11
  0 
ddblt1970 
Joined: Aug '13
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 21 (M)
Posts: 913
Of course the player can´t have an edge,

but they can´t ban every player who is lucky enough and wins something.

     
  7-May-14, 19:34   #12
  0 
zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372
Posted by ddblt1970:
Of course the player can't have an edge,

but they can't ban every player who is lucky enough and wins something.


Exactly, if your playing optimal strategy that's fine the house still has an edge albeit a very slight one but once the player starts counting they tip the edge in their favour and the casinos can't allow it. It would be like selling $100 items for $99.99 it doesn't sound like much but eventually you go bust.

     
  8-May-14, 15:22   #13
  0 
DaCapo71 
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1712
Really? This sounds like a joke, he won 800k with black jack in only one session? Or only in a new movie? Perhaps he changed his carreer to a black jack pro- gl at the tables ben Big Smile

     
  10-May-14, 07:59   #14
  0 
ddblt1970 
Joined: Aug '13
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 21 (M)
Posts: 913
I don´t think he needs money that much,

that he would try to cheat in a casino. Big Smile But maybe he did it for fun. Nobody knows. (except for him)

     
  25-May-14, 15:30   #15
  0 
xxxperv 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Poland
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 9
casinos should be banned from banning. They make billions and when someone takes a little back they get banned. If I ever got banned I would use the winnings to sue the bastards.

------------
"If they didn't do this they wouldn't be a profitable business and soon there would be no casinos at all."

so what you are saying is that Casinos rip off their players. Shut them down then!

Edited by xxxperv (Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 15:34 GMT)


     
  25-May-14, 16:00   #16
  0 
zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372


so what you are saying is that Casinos rip off their players. Shut them down then!


No, what I'm saying is that casinos aren't a public service they are profit making businesses. No profit no casin0. I'm amazed people find that so hard to understand.

     
  25-May-14, 19:09   #17
  0 
TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 2110
Too good at black jack yeah right. You can make the right decisions everytime and lose everytime you bet big. Luck is always a factor. Maybe if they wait enough he goes broke Blink

     
  26-May-14, 17:05   #18
  0 
av1966 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 50 (M)
Posts: 1500
God damn it Ben

Why did you not just stick to Batman?

You had one good damn job, a hot beautiful wife, a life any man will die for. Why do you always have to mess things up?

Well, you did not mess things up, you are just proved how good at maths you are. Counting cards is not for everyone, only the smart ones can do it.

God damn it Ben, God damn it.


     
  26-May-14, 19:45   #19
  0 
Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
I have to agree that it would have been a fantastic thing if we could just stick to batmon and stay away from problems for now...

Now i hope that this won't affect his career too much or the projects in which he is involved right now.

     
  1-Jun-14, 11:42   #20
  0 
ddblt1970 
Joined: Aug '13
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 21 (M)
Posts: 913
I wonder how did this thing end.

Does somebody know?

     
Page 1 of 2Go to page:   1, 2  Next »

BankrollMob Forum » News » Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino's Blackjack Tables

 
Forum Rules | Support & FAQ

© 2016 BankrollMob.com - All Rights Reserved CONTACT | ABOUT | PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS | NEWSLETTERS | AFFILIATES | REPORT SPAM | ADVERTISING
  Bookmark and Share