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Jennifer Lopez’s mum makes adorable cameo alongside Ben Affleck for Vegas gambling advert

Jennifer Lopez’s mum made a short but ever so sweet appearance in an advert alongside Ben Affleck as he promoted a gambling app in Las Vegas.

Slashie Ben both directed and starred in a new commercial for online sports betting and iGaming app WynnBET, launched by Wynn Resorts, with the entertaining clip seeing him make his way through the swanky Wynn Hotel in Vegas and running past JLo’s mum Guadalupe Rodriguez who’s celebrating on the slot machines.

The ad begins with Ben and his The Way Back co-star Melvin Gregg discussing their sports bets (and poking fun at seasoned gambler Ben’s streak) and while on the casino floor, the 49-year-old actor – who rekindled his romance with Jennifer earlier this year following her split from fiance Alex Rodriguez – runs into a number of people who try to influence how he makes his bets, including Guadalupe.

As Ben walks past her, the matriarch excitedly exclaims: ‘C’mon, Lupe! You can do this, girl. Just like the slots in St. Louis.’

As she appears to win, Ben questions: ‘St. Louis?’

The next person the star encounters in the advert is basketball hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, who walks out of an elevator just as Ben brands his former team, Miami Heat, ‘terrible’.

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Ben’s latest gig sees him cruising through a casino (Picture: WynnBET)
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JLo’s mum in action (Picture: WynnBET)

But looking up (way up) at the basketball legend, the Gone Girl actor quickly backtracks: ‘They’re terrible now. They used to be amazing. You know, when Shaq played.’

The actor’s latest gig comes seven years after he was banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel for allegedly ‘counting cards’.

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He had a run-in with Shaq himself (Picture: WynnBET)

‘Card counting’ is used to determine whether the player or the dealer has an advantage on the next hand and is a tactic that is not illegal but is grounds for being banned.

Ben later confirmed he had been temporarily banned after the accusation and explained during an interview with Details magazine that security simply deemed him ‘too good’ at the tables.

He said: ‘That is a true story. I mean, that took place.

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

Ben’s cheeky advert was filmed in June, just a few weeks after Ben and Guadalupe were spotted hanging out together at the VAX Live concert, supporting Jennifer during her performance.

During the gig, the On the Floor hitmaker recalled to the audience that she’d missed spending Christmas with her mum for the first time ever because of the Covid pandemic.

She said: ‘First time in my whole life. We’ve been away too long, but she’s here with me tonight, and she’s vaccinated.

‘When I was thinking about what song to sing tonight, I remembered the song she always used to sing to me when I was a baby. So if you would indulge me, I’d love to sing that one tonight … you guys know this one!’

Guadalupe then joined her on stage for a rendition of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, but with the name Jennifer in place of the titular female.

Keeping it all in the family, this lot.

Credit: Original article published here.

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