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Ben Affleck Confirms The Rumors That He Knows How To Count Cards And Got Kicked Out Of A Casino For Doing So




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Details: Speaking of keeping it real, there have been reports lately that you’ve been caught counting cards in casinos.

Affleck: That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack. I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos.

Details: The house always wins, right?

Affleck: Yeah, they don’t even want you to have a sporting chance, really. There’s a lot of hospitality, backslapping, when they think you’re gonna come in and dump money, and if they think you might leave with some money, it’s like, “You know what? Why don’t you try craps or roulette?”

Details: Why’d you get so good at it?

Affleck: I had always liked blackjack. I don’t play any other games of chance. I don’t bet on football games, and I don’t gamble at all, really, outside of that. But I knew with blackjack that there’s a way you can improve your odds. And so I started trying to learn. And then I just got to a point in my life where I’m like, “If I’m going to do something, I’m going to try and do it really well.” It was sort of presented like I did something illegal. You know what I mean?




I still don’t fully understand why Ben Affleck did this in the first place. You’re a bazillionaire. You have stacks of cash to do with whatever you please. Why the hell would you spend your time doing algebra at a Casino instead of living the high life? What’s the point? Like if it’s your job to be a professional gambler I get it, but your job is to make movies and be rich. Wouldn’t you want to spend your free time in Vegas throwing cash around and living the high life. Not sitting at a blackjack table next to a couple of Asian ladies and Frank from Ohio, not talking to anyone because it may break your concentration? Just a strange strange move. I feel like Affleck did this just to get kicked out of a casino and then have people ask him about it in interviews. That seems to be the only real explanation. Big time hardo move.





I once tried to count cards and then I remembered that my brain is a fucking moron.