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Ben Affleck Wins During Drunk High-Stakes Poker Session

Actor Won $1,500 In 12 Minutes At Commerce Casino In Los Angeles


Ben Affleck won $1,500 in a short, drunken poker session at the Commerce Casino over the weekend.

The actor and part-time poker player ditched a Halloween party in Hollywood early Sunday morning for a poker game at Commerce Casino. According to a report from TMZ, he was visibly drunk upon leaving the party.

After arriving at the L.A.-area cardroom, the 47-year-old sat in a high-stakes poker game, buying in for $20,000. Less than 15 minutes later, he racked up $1,500 richer and headed for the exits. It wasn’t a hit and run, however, as gamblers in the casino reported that Affleck was so drunk that he nearly fell out of his chair on one occasion.

The table was full when Affleck showed up to play, but the players and the floor staff agreed to accommodate him by making the game 10-handed.

After going home and sleeping it off, Affleck told TMZ Sunday afternoon that he would not let this one slip up derail his path to sobriety.

The two-time Oscar winner is no stranger to the gambling world. In 2014, Affleck was banned from the Hard Rock Casino for counting cards at the blackjack table. In an interview later that year, Affleck said that despite being barred from the Las Vegas casino, he does not consider himself to be a problem gambler.

Affleck was one of the stars of the poker movie Runner, Runner, which flopped at the box office and with critics. In 2004, he won the California Sate Poker Championship for $356,400.