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These cameras are easily able to follow a person from one room to the next and have uouse facial recognition build into them. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually ended this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team.

He now spends most of his free moments in Las Vegas with Teri, using his comps to sweep her off her feet. I understood the reason why it was as it was, but it made the book a little boring at times. The 1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21 —the amazing inside story about bginging gambling ring of M.

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We also follow Kevin on his three part test journey which consists of mastering basic strategy, knowing how to use card indexes to vary his play, and thf full scale test in a casino environment. This book portrays the life of a regular college student named Kevin and his journey to being one of the most wanted and sought after gamblers in the country.

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I held off on marking this book finished because I wanted to do my own research when it comes to novels like this. Around the Year i The team celebrates houze years of success by watching the Mike Tyson vs. They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack. It had its weaknesses, such as Jill’s underdeveloped character who for unexplained reasons seemed motivated to join the blackjack team in pursuit of something other than wealth and looked down on those who claimed they planned to stick around just long enough to reach a specific financial goalbut was vicariously thrilling and entertaining overall.


If someone likes a fast paced, eventful story, then this book is for them. The story as told in the book is so damn cool and multi-dimensional yet unfolds in “movie time”.

There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown and I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn’t. Maybe Mezrich reads a lot of Clive Cussler. I guess that was there too, but honestly it gave the whole thing a very Vegas feel to me, there is something tin-eared, gaudy, and unreal about all of Vegas and I just kind of fit in the bad chatter to being expected from a story that mainly takes place where LA douche-bags mingle around with Cowboys and men wearing very unacceptable amounts of jewelry.

Open Preview See a Problem? Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did not make a b Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. So, if as a reader detail does not have to be exact, then this book is for you. But you know what?

You’d be right, but you should read the book yourself to find out how he got there and what happens next. This is why they have access to the most luxurious suites in the hotel and get free perks likes tickets to the Holyfield fight.


Chapter 16 July to October Kevin agrees dowm join their team, but is then informed that he still has to pass their tests. As you read, you can’t help but be swept up in the tense, nail-biting “what-a-rideness” of the story.

Although Kevin has his doubts about these two, he agrees to go with them. Ben Mezrich was born in Boston, Massachusetts; his father was a doctor and his mother was a lawyer.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each chapter end with you wanting more. Regardless of what you hear, card counting is perfectly legal. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hardcoverpages.

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

I feel the casinos were just angry that they were losing so much money and vringing is why they wanted to stop Kevin and his crew. I could see how easily one could get caught up in that lifestyle. Chapter 12 The Double Life Specifically, the book concerns Kevin Miller, who is apparently Asian despite the inventive pseudonym, and his involvement with the team of MIT card counters.

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Add to Cart Add to Cart. In addition, there is also a “semi-sequel” to this book, entitled Busting Vegas: The Free Press Copyright: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. No average person could have pulled that off that fast, and that thought out.

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