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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did merzich make a b Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. But after finishing I learned that they are just increasing their chances, evening their odds, and using math to do it. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! The experience corrupts their youthful innocence and one feels a sadness and sense thr loss.

Let me say this first: I’m not competing with other books. He knew he looked like the most arrogant prick in the world, but he didn’t care. Some of the events and characters are also composites of several individual events or persons.

I saw the movie in a cheap DVD copy from St. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat It’s about bringig bunch of grad students from UC Santa Cruz who, in the 70s, designed and built wearable computers intended to let them beat the house at roulette.


I did really get connected with Kevin throughout the whole of the diwn and did feel upset when something bad was happening, but on the other side I did get cheerful when something happy was taking place. But you know what?

Mike also has his own blog. Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did not make a book terrible. Feb 21, Austin Ledger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The author uses his unique format to let you be able to picture how Kevin looks from the outside. It’s also not tarted up. My interest in the subject blackjack and author was initially piqued by viewing the movie 21 a couple weeks ago.

Spotters, Gorillas, and Big Players. And, oh lord, is the dialogue horrible. He read the Wired adaptation [12] of thw book and became interested Open Preview See a Problem? The book moves back and forth between the events of the MIT team and the author’s present day research. I’ve never been to Vegas, but I get nervous playing penny slots in Atlantic City so the whole world just freaks me out. The author frequently inserts HIMSELF into the story via these “side chapters” where he interviews people from the main character’s life and they seem rather out of place the chapters that is.

Bringijg book brinying not meant for everyone. They only want losers and people who come on the occasional big weekend to see a Star Performer and win big so they can tell all their friends that they must come to Vegas and have a Good Time and Win Big.


I should have known something was wrong when the geography of the Strip was fucked up in his mini-history of the rise of the mega-casinos. Hokse, the story of how these groups organized and their tactics for winning are pretty amazing and worth the read.

Another scene involves Kevin having a bag put over his head and being thrown in a closet in a chinatown casino. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M. In this novel, we are constantly thrown between learning about events of the past to witnessing the present day experiences of the author.

I was the sucker who shut off my critical tools when reading it and swallowed this hook-line-and-sinker. It’s the TRUE story as the title indicates of a bunch of MIT students, brilliant with numbers, who work out a sophisticated card-counting scheme bringimg they use mszrich win millions of dollars from various casinos over the course of a couple of years.

Excellent book, read whilst chilling by the pool on holiday and was a really enjoyable read.

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Martinez calls to warn Kevin that this entire situation is even worse than they thought. If you delve past the surface, you will find out that it is not actually a true story all of the time. But Mezrich went further, both articles say.