Affleck's Gambling Troubles Lead to Marriage Troubles

Jennifer Garner cancels trip to visit Ben on set, sources say

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 12, 2014 10:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ben Affleck's gambling troubles may be far from over—and wife Jennifer Garner is not pleased. After Affleck was banned from one Vegas casino for life over card-counting, he managed to get himself kicked out of another casino, this one in Windsor, Ontario, which happens to be 10 minutes from the Detroit set where Affleck has been filming Batman v. Superman, Radar reports, citing Star. "His hair was a disaster, and he looked like a mess," one witness says. "He sat down and played for roughly 20 minutes before security heard he was there. They made the dealers stop what they were doing and asked him to leave."

Another witness saw him gambling at a Detroit hotel, and agrees that he "looked disheveled" at the time. Garner was planning to take their kids and visit Affleck in Detroit, but recently canceled the trip, another source says. "She just doesn’t want to be Ben’s enabler or babysitter." The source adds that Garner is "completely distraught over Ben's problems," not to mention "absolutely mortified about the Las Vegas incident." Another source says Affleck may need to seek help for a gambling addiction; more on that here.

Actors Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Actors Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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