21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
The long-running New York Times bestseller that has become a cultural phenomenon, Bringing Down the House is an action-filled caper carried out by the unlikeliest of cons -- supersmart geeks. Gambling pervaded the M.I.T. campus, and genius kids with money and glittering futures were just as likely to be found in a Paradise Island casino as in the school library. 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. As a successful ring of card savants, backed by a mysterious ringleader and shadowy investors, they infiltrated Vegas and won millions.
The Boston Herald acclaimed it as "a suspenseful tale that portrays the players as Davids going up against Goliaths." And Bill Simmons of ESPN magazine exclaimed, "This book made me want to gamble! Vegas! Vegas!" Filled with tense action, high stakes, and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a nail-biting chronicle of a real-life Ocean's Eleven. It's one story that Vegas does not want you to read.
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BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for MillionsUser Review - Kirkus
Thriller author Mezrich (Reaper, 1998, etc.) depicts a team of card-counting MIT students who live the Vegas high life for a while before getting caught and barred from all casinos everywhere ... Read full review
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Enjoyed reading this book & learned some of the basic principles of playing. Read full review
TWO Boston Present Day
THREE Boston June 1994
SEVEN Boston October 1994
ELEVEN Weston MA Thanksgiving 1994
TWELVE The Double Life 199495
THIRTEEN Chicago May 1995
FOURTEEN Boston June 1995
SIXTEEN July 1995 to October 1995
TWENTYONE Boston Fall 1997
TWENTYTWO Las Vegas Present Day
THIRTYONE Boston June 1998
THIRTYTWO Las Vegas Hard Rock Present Day
HOW TO COUNT CARDS
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