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: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. Here you will find an extensive summary and review on the popular book ” Bringing Down the House” written by Ben Mezrich. For readers looking for a novel that.

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It’s all very mafia-like. Must redeem within 90 days. Another reader said that she would not want to gamble, but she sees how easy it is to get caught in the lifestyle of gambling. See and discover other items: But you know what?

The team meets without Mickey to see if they are all on the same page about wanting to go on without his support. For example, why would they hide their cash in all kinds of ways and trying to get through the airport security when they can just use a bank box or a debit card.

Bringing Down the House Review

This is a book that is based on the actual stories of the MIT blackjack team. The only thing I can appreciate was the little essay on card counting that Kevin Lewis provided or should I say Jeffrey Ma. And there’s no excuse for it in a book; characters don’t have to pretend to explain something to someone who already understands it just to inform the reader, because the fucking narrator can just explain that thing to the reader directly.


It certainly isn’t the image Las Vegas and our local casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, spend millions of advertising dollars in promoting.

Avoid it and everything else Ben Mezrich has his hack name on. He placed Excalibur halfway down the Strip from Luxor or was it MGM Grandwhich is all wrong, they are right across the street from one another which works out for either Luxor or MGM in relation to Excaliburhalf way down the Strip from Luxor would be like the Bellagio or one of those casinos.

Excellent book, read whilst chilling by the mezdich on holiday and was a really enjoyable read. In two years, this ring of card savants earned more than three million dollars. It seems like readers can just skim through some parts that is obviously meant to stretch out the book.

Casinos deserve whatever anyone can get from them. A strength in the book was its gripping plot.

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Bringing Down the House

Small bump on bottom front board edge. However, along the way, there are downn things that Kevin and his team were not aware of. Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M. This was a page-turner of the highest-order. Martinez hints that the casinos know more about his actions than he ever anticipated.


Real life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Overall I really enjoyed this book and highly encourage everyone to read it. The subject was really cool, houae the fact that it really did happen makes for a fun read. However when they switch to a nearby casino, it becomes obvious very quickly that they are not welcomed there.

Bringing Down the House by Mezrich, Ben

The plot was written well, and it was a strength of the book. MIT students count cards with success in Las Vegas. Thought they were gonna get nailed but they beat the system although had a few dust ups.

I, myself, connected to Kevin the most brinnging when Kevin found out the bad news about Fisher starting a team without Kevin, I personally shed a tear. Card counters live a suspenseful life.

It seems to me that the casinos are bad sports. Though published as a factual account and originally categorized under “Current Events” in the hardcover Free Press edition, Bringing Hoise the House “is not a work of ‘nonfiction’ in any meaningful sense of the word,” according to Globe reporter Drake Bennett.

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