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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A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionair Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

Archived copy as title link The Allston-Brighton Tab: All they did was count the cards that had been dealt in Blackjack and then when it seemed the sequences were on their side, place a big bet. They could have used their intelligence in more productive ways? Expect a healthy dose of swearing whenever the college kids are directly quoted. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

I disagree with this. The writer’s strategy in this book is to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to also think before you do. Even though what they were doing wasn’t illegal, there were a lot of moral questions involved here, and if I was their parent I certainly would not have been “proud”.

View all 3 comments. Each chapter end with you wanting more. It kept me interested except the parts where they talk about card counting strategy and I didn’t really want it to end.

That the protagonist name is really Jeffrey Ma and he agreed to surface 7 years after the book was originally published. The bronging development in this book is exceptional, especially when it comes to the main character. Things seem to be going great for Kevin until he receives a signal from his spotter, telling him to get out of there immediately. They then escort him to a room at M.


Another GoodReads user said “In terms of the writing, this is a complete hack job.

I disagree that the writing is a “complete hack job” as the author effectively conveys the intensity of the situations in the book leaving the reader hkuse the edge of their seats.

Many chips were stolen in the debacle, so the casino will be very strict about their cash out policy. I do agree with this, since more than half of the book is completely fiction. Kevin takes the initiative to break up nouse Felicia, who he had been dating for over a year now.

And there’s no excuse for it in a book; characters don’t have to pretend to explain something to someone who already understands it just to inform the reader, because the fucking narrator can just explain that thing to the reader directly.

I just had to keep reading. Sometimes, the fact that a book is based bwn something that actually happened adds a bit more value to my read.

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The author ends the chapter by explaining the difference between casino cheaters and card counters. He knew he looked like the most arrogant prick in the world, but he didn’t care. April explains how much money a good stripper can actually make, and makes an interesting comparison of strip clubs to casinos. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use dowh Privacy Policy.

Chapter 25 The Bayou: Lauren Collins A 16 year old?? This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat When he got voted out the team, Mickey gave Martinez, Fisher, and Kevin warning about the growing technology hen the casinos were starting to obtain. If brjnging like an example of the benefits of being a successful counter in a place where testosterone and money mix, read bronging A highly elite group of mathletes was recruited to join The Club, a small, secret blackjack organization dedicated to counting cards and beating the major casinos across the nation at their own game.

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Lewis was recruited by two of the team’s top players, Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez. The third-person narrative tracks the progress of the book’s main character, “Kevin Lewis”, through his time with the fabled MIT Blackjack Team.

This eventually caused a big problem with the group, and eventually made the nen split. Books by Ben Mezrich. Even though the team continues to bring in more and more money, Kevin chooses to go back to work to keep his parents from asking questions and to feel doown productive. 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. It’s all very thhe. Some readers thought that immoderate use of cursing kind of brought the book to a lower level.

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.

Bringing Down the House

See 1 question about Bringing Down the House…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all mezzrich comments. We also get introduced to his two roommates: If a reader are like me, then the reader would not enjoy this fast paced story.