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  • 6 May 2014, 11:29

Ben Affleck Gets 'Las Vegas Blackjack Ban'

Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck has reportedly been banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino.

Security staff stopped him during play at the Hard Rock Casino earlier this week, telling him "you are too good", according to a source close to the star.

He was apparently told he could play other games and was not barred.

Some reports suggest casino bosses believe Affleck was card counting - gaining a slight advantage by keeping track of which cards have been dealt to predict the next hand.

The practice is not illegal but is heavily frowned upon by casinos.

The actor is a well-known gambler and scooped more than $350,000 (207,000) when he won the California State Poker Championship in 2004.

The 41-year-old also played an online gambling tycoon in 2013 film Runner Runner.

Affleck is reported to have been on a break in Vegas with his wife before starting to film his role as Batman in the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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