DAREDEVIL star Ben Affleck has cut back on his beloved poker games, now that he and wife Jennifer Garner are preparing for parenthood.

Affleck, once notorious for his frequent gambling, exchanged nuptials with the ALIAS star at the end of June (05) - and is now getting ready for the winter (05) birth of their first child.

And while he looks forward to carrying out his paternal tasks, Affleck has shunned the poker tables.

His poker coach ANNIE DUKE says, "(He) hasn't played all that much since he got involved with Jennifer. I think his mind is on other things."