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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Author: Ben Mezrich
#1 National Bestseller!The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T.students who beat the system in Vegas -- and lived to tell how.Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.'s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club dev...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743249997
ISBN-10: 0743249992
Publication Date: 9/9/2003
Pages: 272
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4 stars, based on 327 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A thoroughly-entertaining real-life how-to on beating the casinos at their own game (NOTE: many of the techniques used here may no longer work -- casino owners know how to read books, too). The authors made millions all across the country, then told this tale. Wow.
reviewed Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is an exciting read and an interesting study of human nature, as the students organize their "club" and the winning (at first) is all about beating the house. Very quickly their dependance on the money brought in by their new venture takes the competition in a new and scary direction.

Riveting!
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Helpful Score: 4
A fun read...the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Las Vegas...and lived to tell how! In less than three years, the students take some of the world's most dophisticated casinos for more than $3 million by playing blackjack.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was pretty great book.Mezrich really did take what could have been a somewhat menial story and brought it to life. Its a good read, I think, a bit better than the movie.
reviewed Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
SO FUN! A real page-turner. I got so anxious at some points I had to skip a few pages or put it down for a while to relax!
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reviewed Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions on + 6 more book reviews
Quite interesting how they got away with it. But nobody gets away with something forever. Good read but some overkill with the methods.
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This book is non-fiction "loosely defined" - as some names have been changed and some characters are composites and some circumstances altered. Having said that, the book gives a great account of the MIT blackjack enterprise and the "attacks" on the casinos especially in Las Vegas. Also, included in the book are quite a few details re: card counting and playing blackjack in general. I found the last 1/3 of the book the most interesting - as the casinos gradually become aware of these attacks and begin countermeasures and confrontations.
All in all, an excellent read.
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The book is based on a true story....meaning 90% Fiction and 10% Non-Fiction...But still a good read.

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