Las Vegas Casino Boots Ben Affleck for Counting Cards He's reportedly done for life at Hard Rock Cafe By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 3, 2014 6:38 AM CDT 93 comments Comments Ben Affleck is in some hot water in Vegas. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Newser) – Actor, director, citizen of the world, and ... card cheat? That's apparently how Vegas views Ben Affleck, who has been banned from gambling at the Hard Rock Cafe for life because he got caught counting cards in blackjack, reports TMZ. What's more, an alert went out to all the major casinos on the Strip advising that Affleck uses a rudimentary technique known as "perfect basic," reports Radar. “He has been observed playing blackjack at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, and is suspected of moving his wagers with the count,” says the alert. The celeb, a longtime gambling aficionado, was reportedly escorted from Hard Rock on Tuesday night when his ploy proved too obvious.