Friday 27 May 2022 12:52 AM Ben Affleck heads into Hollywood Park Casino at 10am for a day of gambling in ... trends now

Friday 27 May 2022 12:52 AM Ben Affleck heads into Hollywood Park Casino at 10am for a day of gambling in ... trends now
Friday 27 May 2022 12:52 AM Ben Affleck heads into Hollywood Park Casino at 10am for a day of gambling in ... trends now

Friday 27 May 2022 12:52 AM Ben Affleck heads into Hollywood Park Casino at 10am for a day of gambling in ... trends now

Ben Affleck was spotted arriving to the Hollywood Park Casino to compete in a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament on Wednesday in Inglewood.

The Oscar winner, 49, attempted to keep a low profile as he entered the building bright and early at 10 a.m rocking a plain black long sleeve, grey jeans, coordinating sneakers and an olive green backpack on his shoulder.

As he prepared to play some poker, the actor, who was banned from playing at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in 2014 for being 'too good' at the card game, chatted on his cellphone.

High roller: Ben Affleck was spotted arriving to the Hollywood Park Casino to compete in a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament on Wednesday in Inglewood

High roller: Ben Affleck was spotted arriving to the Hollywood Park Casino to compete in a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament on Wednesday in Inglewood

Eight years ago, the Gone Girl star admitted in an interview with Details that he was barred for life from playing blackjack tables at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after security believed he was counting cards. 

'That is a true story. I mean, that took place,' he said when asked to clarify reports he was banned.

'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,' he explained. 'I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos.' 

Incognito: The Oscar winner, 49, attempted to keep a low profile as he entered the building bright and early at 10 a.m. rocking a plain black long sleeve, grey jeans, coordinating sneakers and an olive green backpack on his shoulder

Incognito: The Oscar winner, 49, attempted to keep a low profile as he entered the building bright and early at 10 a.m. rocking a plain black long sleeve, grey jeans, coordinating sneakers and an olive green backpack on his shoulder

At ease: As he prepared to play some poker, the actor, who banned from playing at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in 2014 for being 'too good' at the card game, chatted on his cellphone

At ease: As he prepared to play some poker, the actor, who banned from playing at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in 2014 for being 'too good' at the card game, chatted on his cellphone

While counting cards is not illegal, it is frowned upon in casinos.

'I don't bet on football games, and I don't gamble at all, really, outside of that,' Affleck told the magazine, at the time.

He continued: 'But I knew with blackjack that there's a way you can improve your odds. And so I started

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