Bringing Down the House - Ben Mezrich

Bringing Down the House

By Ben Mezrich

  • Release Date: 2002-12-02
  • Genre: Games
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 150 Ratings

Description

#1 National Bestseller, now the 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.

Reviews

  • Bringing Down the House

    3
    By Card Counting
    I saw the movie 21 which I loved. I knew the movie was based on this book however I was very disappointed in the differences between the two. Interesting, but not great.
  • Great Book. It kept me awake at night.

    4
    By Fernin8r
    This was definitely a good book. I stayed up late at night reading it and I finished it in record time. The story line has so much suspense. The fact that it is based on a true story makes it that much better.
  • GREAT

    5
    By the gambla
    great book watch 21 the movie really good too