Looks like we’ve learned a new game last night! All thanks to Mark Wahlberg and Jimmy Fallon, we got introduced to the exciting game of “Slapjack!” The game is similar to your ordinary high-stakes blackjack, but what makes it even more fun is that the winner gets to slap the loser with in the face with a giant rubber hand. The actor visited the show to promote his new film, "The Gambler."
“You should have told me! I would have brought my giant prosthetic penis from ‘Boogie Nights.’ I could've just slapped you in the head with that thing!" the actor joked when told about the mechanics of “Slapjack.”
Being the guest, Wahlberg was given the opportunity to deal first. It didn’t take long for Fallon to realize that the 43-year-old was quite a pro the game.
“You're like a professional gambler now. I don't know what to believe—you just want to slap me!" the host exclaimed.
“Hey, I'm not Ben Affleck—I'm not counting cards," Wahlberg retorted.
The father of four was referring to a recent interview on Details where Ben Affleck confessed to counting cards when playing in casinos.
“I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. I had always liked blackjack. I don't play any other games of chance. I don't bet on football games, and I don't gamble at all, really, outside of that. But I knew with blackjack that there's a way you can improve your odds. And so I started trying to learn. And then I just got to a point in my life where I'm like, ‘If I'm going to do something, I'm going to try and do it really well’. It was sort of presented like I did something illegal.”
The game of “Slapjack” was inspired by Wahlberg’s new movie “The Gambler,” coming to theaters on Christmas Day.
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