BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. 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. #1 National Bestseller! The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas – and lived.

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Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Hollywood does this a lot: Despite all of the distractions, Kevin is able to keep his count. I enjoyed the book. I thought that the author portrayed each character in a believable way. Aug 30, John Jones rated hiuse it was amazing. Atria Books September Length: Tell us what you eown, so we can send you books you’ll love. The problem is mastering the people skills that convince casino bosses to let you continue playing. In the little free time he has, Kevin researches blackjack theory, discovering two major problems with card counting.

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Books by Ben Mezrich. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network —written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher — and was 1 at the box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

The boys realize that if they are going to continue playing blackjack, they are going nringing have to make some drastic changes. I could see how easily one could get caught up in th This bood reads like a suspense novel- an easy read, that I finished in one sitting. When just a small blackjack club turns out to be a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big!


Done properly, this is okay; you don’t notice it, it flows, and it tells the audience what’s going on without condescending to them. It’s all very mafia-like. Chapter 3 takes us by surprise as we are suddenly taken back to Junelearning about Kevin before he knew about card counting and blackjack. Each chapter end with you wanting more.

Students Who Took Vegas for Millions” by Ben Mezrich is a nonfiction work jezrich takes a look at a group of MIT graduates and dropouts who develop and perfect a card counting system, which they use to great effect. That ddown protagonist name is really Jeffrey Ma and he agreed to surface 7 years after the book was originally published. And it’s a shame, because there’s an interesting true story under all the dross.

Bringing Down the House Trade Paperback The book made me NOT want to gamble and pretty much squelched what miniscule desire I had to visit Vegas anyway. Jun 28, K. For readers looking for a novel that constantly keeps them on the edge of their seats and eager to find out what happens next, this is certainly the book for you. However when they switch to a nearby casino, it becomes obvious very quickly that they are not welcomed there. He’s got the principal character taking his final blackjack exam in an underground casino in Chinatown.

Free Press,p. Kaplan Inspires Hollywood Film ‘ In parts of the book where the author describes how Kevin is sitting at a table acting cool, but on the inside he is scared. It made me wonder if what they were doing was the right thing to do. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Kevin expresses that he misses the environment and often thinks about what it would be like to start over. I read this book for my popsugar challenge, for the prompt “a book involving a heist” but I would have read this anyway.

The team suspects there be may private investigators on their case.

No matter how many different casinos in any country in the world these winners are playing in, they will be identified, their descriptions circulated and eventually they will be stopped. Did you know card-counting is not cheating? How to write a great review. I guess the main thing I liked about this book was the Cinderella-like story of a bunch of college kids making beaucoup bucks off the casinos – more or less legally.


This is a really simple read, but good when you’re looking for something quick like a 2 hour plane ride.

Lauren Collins A 16 year old?? Regardless of what you hear, card counting is perfectly legal. And it was exactly as I expected. Mezrich’s skilled yet easy writing draws sweat to the reader’s brow. No trivia or quizzes yet. How bad is the use of adult language?

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

If you do not like constant repetition, such as going to the casino every other chapter then I believe that this may not be the book for you.

My interest in the subject blackjack and author was initially piqued by viewing the movie 21 a couple weeks ago. It was financed by investors, used computer programs to identify the most propitious card sequences and professors who coached the students who did the actually ‘grunt work’ flying to exotic locations, staying in luxurious suites and gambling with the investors money and who mearich paid beh salary and commission.

Kevin curiously asks Martinez to tell him more about what they do, starting a thoughtful discussion about basic strategy, shuffle tracking, and card counting. We also get introduced to his two roommates: Some moments in the book thd Kevin is at a club, and it describes his addiction to drugs and alcohol may not be comfortable for some readers.

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