Ben Affleck is ready to set the record straight: he did not kill his wife!
No wait, that's Ben's Gone Girl character Nick Dunne. What Ben wants to say is that he does not have a gambling problem.
But the story of him getting busted for counting cards in a casino? Yeah, that happened. He says:
"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."
So how did Ben become so good at BJ anyway? He says:
"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?"
It's true, counting cards isn't technically doing anything wrong, just paying close attention to the game to give yourself better odds.
But all the same, casinos do NOT take it lightly, and they will bar you from the game. But the stories of Ben being thrown out of the building are more than a little exaggerated. He says:
"No, I wish! That would be awesome. 'Get him outta here! He's a magician!' Unfortunately, they just came up and said, 'We can't let you play blackjack. But we have other table games! We have Chinese poker!'"
Besides, they couldn't throw Batman out if he didn't want to leave. LOLz!
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