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

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 2, 2002 - Games & Activities - 272 pages
The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—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 develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.’s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the world’s most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.

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BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

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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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THREE Boston June 1994
SEVEN Boston October 1994
THIRTEEN Chicago May 1995
FOURTEEN Boston June 1995
SIXTEEN July 1995 to October 1995

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Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which was the basis for the hit movie 21. He lives in Boston.

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