Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich – The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. Here you will find an extensive summary and review on the popular book ” Bringing Down the House” written by Ben Mezrich. For readers looking for a novel that.

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Oh, and to return to the first paragraph, I should have also been a little more skeptical when the author would forget to mention which casino they were in when say security guards kicked in the door and told them to leave.

When I started the book, all I wanted was to play blackjack and I did too. Kevin expresses that he misses the environment and often thinks about what it would be like to start over. Start reading Bringing Down the House on your Kindle in under a minute. However, along the way, there are many things that Kevin and his team were not aware of.

I have to agree with Petra because I felt that the team thought long and hard about a way they can gamble legally and they succeeded.

Talking about using one’s brain to circumvent the old, old game of blackjack! I think that this person missed the point of the book as the focus on the card counting strategy used by the students does not make up the entire book.

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BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m a huge math geek myself, so I really wanted to read this story and learn how these guys did what they did.

In the book, the MIT team strapped thousands of dollars to their bodies to get the cash onto planes. Thought they were gonna get nailed but they beat the system although had a few dust ups.


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Light shelf and corner wear. Finally, I would also say that there was not really that much good detail.

View all 3 comments. It seems like readers can just skim through some parts that is obviously meant to stretch out the book. As soon as you land in Las Vegas, you are positive you are being investigated and followed.

Card counting is not illegal so these young people did not violate the law. However, the nen matter is interesting — card counting at blackjack. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. He read the Wired adaptation [12] of the book and became interested Share your thoughts with other customers. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages.

I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn’t. This one I disagree with, to a certain extent.

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The author portrayed everything well. Published September 17th by Free Press first published Each character, except Felicia, added something new to the adventures our team goes on, and really helped moved the story along. Kevin curiously asks Martinez to tell him more about what they do, starting a hhe discussion about basic strategy, shuffle tracking, and card counting. Ma has since gone on to found a fantasy sports company called Citizen Sports a stock market simulation game.

The book moves back and forth between the events of the MIT team and the author’s present day research.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I disagree with this. As a fictional work it is a fast read and does hold one’s interest. Back Beat the Dealer: The book does not go in deep detail about the robbing though, which frustrated me.


Mezrich does succeed in conveying how seductive the gambling world can be, particularly if you are a geeky MIT engineer. Refresh and try again. Backed by anonymous investors, team members checked into Vegas hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated in the casinos with gestures and card-count code words.

Archived copy as title link MickeyRosa. Jul 08, BarbaraW rated it it was amazing. Some readers believed that the large use of swear words in the book was sown weakness, but I think the opposite. The story about testing students at a mob-style poker game is entirely made up and unfortunately this is the best part of the first section in the book, while also being unimaginable.

Bringing Down dkwn House Trade Paperback And it was exactly as I expected. It’s written with a fair amount of flowery language more than necessary, I’d saybut lacks briinging human element. There is some vocabulary in the book that you may have to look up to understand different pages, but donw I believe that the book was well written brinbing well thought of. We also follow Kevin on his three part test journey which consists of mastering bfn strategy, knowing how to use card indexes to vary his play, and a full scale test in a casino environment.

Filled with tense action and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a real-life mix of Liar’s Poker and Ocean’s Eleven — and it’s a story Vegas doesn’t want you to read.

The Book Nook Published: Yes, it expressed detail about what a casino looked like, how a character felt, or even how Kevin swims, but it was not enough. I’d recommend this to anyone who likes the Ocean’s movies and the movie that this book was based on,