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 left a Halloween party in Hollywood around 1 a.m. Sunday morning and headed to the Commerce Casino, according to a report from TMZ. He was visibly drunk upon leaving the party.

When arriving at the Los Angeles area cardroom, the 47-year-old sat in a high-stakes poker game and bought in for $20,000. Less than 15 minutes later, Affleck racked up $1,500 richer and headed for the exits. Gamblers in the casino said that Affleck was so drunk that he nearly fell out of his chair on one occasion.

It was also reported that the game was full when Affleck showed up to play, but the players at the table and the floor staff agreed to make the game 10-handed so that Affleck could play.

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

Affleck is no stranger to the gambling world. In 2014, Affleck was banned from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for counting cards at the blackjack table. He also won the 2004 California Sate Poker Championship for $356,400.

In an interview later in 2014, Affleck said that despite being banned from the Las Vegas casino, he does not consider himself to be a problem gambler.

 

 

 





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