posted on May, 4 2014 @ 12:48 PM
We all know what card counting is. It's when a person uses a casino card game strategy while playing blackjack to determine whether the next hand is
likely to give a probable advantage to the player or to the dealer. The player keeps a mental tally of the cards played so that he or she can
calculate the probability of certain cards being dealt. That's where the advantage comes in for the player.
The Basics of Card Counting
- It looks like a lot of math work and high end memory capacity to
be able to do this. At least from my vantage it looks that way. Someone would have to be a pretty smart cookie to be able to do this - IMHO.
Casinos HATE card counters and professional gamblers. The reason being, the card counters win the game instead of the casino winning. The casinos
determine when people are playing blackjack 'too good' and so they haul the person off the table and ban them from playing the game for the rest of
My question for ATS - should Casinos be allowed to do that? Sure, establishments can decide who they wish to serve and not serve within the law. I
can understand that if a person is causing problems or being obnoxious then an establishment would walk them out or cut them off. But card counters
(or professional gamblers) are doing nothing wrong. They are just playing the game and winning. So should casinos be allowed to cut people off from
just simply playing the game? Playing the game isn't illegal. So why is it legal for casinos to say 'you are playing too good, so bye-bye'???
The reason I bring this up ... Ben Afflack has been banned from the Hard Rock Casino for card counting. He is known as a smart card shark ... very,
very good with poker and blackjack. He has been known to be playing multiple hands at the same time at the tables .... hands with tens of thousands
of dollars down on them. So his being banned tickled my brain for a thread idea at ATS.
Banned from Playing Blackjack at Las Vegas Hard Rock
While on a “romantic getaway” with his wife Jennifer Garner just prior to starting production in the highly-anticipated “Batman vs.
Superman” blockbuster, a source close to the A-list actor confirmed that he was asked to leave the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on
The high-rollers tables where Affleck was playing blackjack was reportedly infiltrated by security after he was caught “counting cards” – a
gambling strategy that often refers to obtaining a sufficient count on the number, distribution and high-card location of cards in order to optimize
the winning of tricks. It’s not technically illegal, but heavily frowned upon by casinos.
Affleck was subsequently banned for life from playing blackjack at the venue.
“Ben was banned from playing blackjack not booted from the casino because as the security said ‘you are too good at the game,” a source told
FOX411. “The hotel staff was really nice. They told him he could play other games and ended up getting him and Jennifer a car back to their