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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Let me say brniging first: When he got voted out the team, Mickey gave Martinez, Fisher, and Kevin warning about the growing technology that the casinos were starting to obtain. But it just didn’t seem like fun. 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.

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Martinez calls to warn Kevin that this entire situation is even worse than they thought. Views Read Edit View history.

Price may vary by retailer. Would it be ok for a 16 year old? I just had to keep reading.

Review of Bringing Down the House

Avoiding Vegas for a little bfn, the team returns to the Grand Victoria in Chicago where they are greeted with familiar faces. Apparently Mezrich wrote this story based on his meetings with some members bronging the MIT Blackjack teams. It turned out, however, that he only owns a different book by the same author.


There were so many interesting nuggets of information throughout this gem. As a fictional work it is a fast read and does hold one’s interest.

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

Now, other people may disagree with this, but this is was I thought it was. Chapter 9 Thirty Thousand Brijging, November If I hadn’t know that this was non-fiction prior to having read it, I would have thought that this was a literary thriller.

Oct 27, Kacper rated it really liked it. This action-packed book provides readers with the inside scoop on what living life as a professional card counter entails.

Chapter 11 Weston, MA Thanksgiving You submitted the following rating and review. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The lights, the danger, the money and the thrill induce a drug-like high into these young students and becomes an itch needing continual scratching.

The secret is in team play When he tried warning Martinez and Fisher, they both did not pay any attention to it.

Bringing Down the House Review

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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.


Oh, I guess I should tell you how it ends: A film adaptation of the book, titled 21 so as not to cause confusion with the unrelated Queen Latifah vehicle Bringing Bringinng the Housewas released in theaters on March 28, They explain that this is the current M. Oct 12, Kuba Lojewski rated it it was amazing.

They would overcome being recognized by the casinos by using unique disguises.

I enjoyed the book. 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. Nope, they then act like very bad doen indeed by getting these winners banned from each and every casino in the world.

Aug 30, John Jones rated it it was amazing. If someone likes a fast paced, eventful story, then tbe book is for them. One reader by the name of Petra said that in the book Kevin and his crew were doing nothing wrong in gambling and they broke no laws.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I would much rather read a story with more truth in it.