2016 Casino Celebrity Brush Ups and Bans Abound: Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, More

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Casino gambling played front and center in some 2016 celebrity news, and usually it wasn't pretty.  Let’s take a closer look, courtesy in part of Unreality TV.  Scroll Down

Ben Affleck Card Counter at the Hard Rock

In 2015, Jennifer Garner broke up with star Ben Affleck over his alleged drinking and gambling.  In 2016, the Hard Rock Casino broke up with the “Batman” star, imposing a ban on his ass.  That’s because he was caught counting cards in their establishment.

Russell Crowe Beat Down at the Star

Gladiator star Russell Crowe famously lashed out at a photographer in the Star Casino in Sydney after he was allegedly hassled for a photograph – Unreality TV.

Jamie Vardy Abuse

Leicester City football sensation Jamie Vardy was accused of abusing a fellow casino patron after he was supposedly caught looking at Vardy’s poker hand.  The footballer eventually had to be restrained.

Papiss Cisse Hypocrisy

Newcastle star Papisse Cisse “protested loan companies being advertised on football shirts due to his Muslim faith” then was video-taped gambling in a local casino, the later of which Islam frowns down upon more so that loaning money out we suspect.

Phil Ivey Edge Sorting Controversy

Poker pro Phil Ivey is a gambler by trade-turned pseudo celebrity.  He was embroiled in a controversy whereby he and an accomplice won millions by detecting defects in cards during a game of backgammon at the Borgata in Atlantic City.  This month, Ivey was ordered to pay back the $10 million won.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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