Ben Affleck's Rumored Gambling Problem Has Reportedly Become Worse Due To The Pressure Of Batman v Superman Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.01.2014
His friends are worried...
Radar Online reports that Ben Affleck's friends are worried that Ben Affleck's gambling habit has allegedly become worse due to the pressure of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After the criticism for 2003's Daredevil, he's faced more criticism since he was cast as Batman.
A source said: "The pressure of playing Batman is weighing on him. It's fueling the poker playing. He's withdrawn more and disappeared into it. His guy friends are starting to worry. He's been under so much pressure playing Batman, he is absorbing himself into gambling. He's taken the criticism so personally, especially after the failure of Daredevil. Those who've seen the film think it's going to be a hit and all worth it, but he's feeling a lot of pressure for it to do well. It's a way to just to be with the guys, but he seems obsessed with poker. It's now beyond a family issue. It's starting to worry people. It's too much and everyone around him is saying they have to find another outlet for him."
Affleck's gambling resulted in Affleck getting investigated for card counting in Las Vegas earlier this year. Jennifer Garner is standing by his side. She's told friends that gambling keeps him from doing something more harmful.
The source added: "Ben's friends used to blame Jen for him not being as available. Now they think it's Jen and the poker that's keeping him away from his [guy] friends."
He's been playing $5,000 hands in "high roller rooms" at Detroit casinos while filming the movie, but isn't winning big money.
The source concluded: "He's not losing a lot of money, but he's also not winning as much as people think he is."