He is the man who fools millions every year with his magic and illusion acts, but a casino in Birmingham were not prepared to take the risk of being one of Derren Brown’s victims and barred the showman from playing at their casino.
Derren Brown was in the second city over the weekend with his latest live stage show “Infamous” when afterwards he and friends went to The Broadway Plaza Casino in the town.
However when Derren went towards the Blackjack table he was informed by management tht he would not be allowed to play himself, his friends were allowed to do so but he was not permitted to place any bets and offer advice to his playing friends.
It really should not come as any surprise as Derren Brown is barred from playing in most of the UK casinos as he is known to be able to count cards very proficiently.
Derren said afterwards: “I went in after the show and sat down to play blackjack. They were very nice, served me food, but they wouldn’t let me play.
“So I watched the others for a bit and then left. I was escorted out by a member of staff and the manager.”
He added: “Over the years I’ve has been banned from playing at most of the UK’s casinos, so I wasn’t unduly surprised.”