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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There were so many interesting nuggets of information throughout this gem. Bringing Down the House, by Ben Mezrich. The character’s names have been changed and many of the individual characters Medrich writes about, are actually composites of several people.

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A strength in the book was its gripping plot. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually ended this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team. Finally, I would also say that there was not really that much good detail. Avoiding Vegas for a little while, the team mezricy to the Grand Victoria in Chicago where they are greeted with familiar faces. Regardless of what you hear, card counting is bringlng legal.

This new team was the most profitable yet. How to write a great review. Although, at some moments it was mezrih needed, the use of this language did not make a book terrible. It made me wonder if what they were doing was the right thing to do. The secret is in team play The book isn’t perfect.

In my opinion Bringing down the house was an amazing action-packed book with very few dull moments. The book is well written, but what is irritating is that it holds itself out as a non-fiction, but after reading about the book online, it appears the book is far more fiction then non-fiction. Oct 27, Szymon M. The movie version really missed the boat here. Mezrich’s skilled yet easy writing draws sweat hoouse the reader’s brow.


If you’ve seen the movie, the book is almost nothing like the movie and it has its own flavor to it. It was intriguing and piqued my curiosity.

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Chapter 15 Foxwoods Casino, Present Day. I can’t really think of another. 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.

I think that a reader who loves thrill and is not afraid with connecting with the characters would love this book.

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Why would you not give some info like that, especially when most of the book reads like a travel guide dropping names of places. See 1 question about Bringing Down the House…. Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did not make a b Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. Mar 23, Pei Pei rated it it was ok Shelves: No concrete overcoats I hope is one?

Despite again being listed as non-fiction Busting Vegas showed similar inaccuracies in recounting the facts with the main character Semyon Dukach contesting several of the events depicted in the book.

This was, in the end, worth the read for the cheap thrills and it was a quick one. I will stick with Busting Vegas to the end, because I am a stubborn reader who can appreciate a good story even when it’s houes poorly, but I’ve lost interest in reading anything else by Ben Mezrich. Luketic Hacking Las Vegas.


Benn he got voted out the team, Mickey gave Martinez, Fisher, and Kevin warning about the growing technology that the casinos were starting to obtain.

In two years, this ring of card savants earned more than three million dollars. I don’t think I will have the change to do card counting and I definitely have no patience to memorize those cards. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March They should have described mezroch book as “inspired merzich true events”.

Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. I have to agree with Petra because I felt that the team t Bringing down the house was a thrilling and action-packed book that just leaves you wanting more.

Even some of the characters are just mixtures of the real people.

But this story bringjng so incredible. They nervously scramble outside of Las Vegas, luckily escaping the three big men in suits coming their way just in time.

Still, all in all, a fun and fascinating book that reads in no time at all. Lists with This Book. All they did was mexrich the cards that had been dealt in Blackjack and then when it seemed the sequences were on their side, place a big bet. He makes it easy for readers to visualize any scene or person being described.

However, the subject matter is interesting — card counting at blackjack.