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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Chapter 12 The Double Life The author frequently inserts HIMSELF into the story via these “side chapters” where he interviews people from the main character’s life and they seem rather out of place the chapters that is.

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I’ll grant that it’s an interesting story. Fisher and Martinez no longer can step foot in casinos, but they do run a team of highly skilled students thr M. But it just didn’t seem like fun. Done properly, this is okay; you don’t notice it, it flows, and it tells the audience what’s going on without condescending to them. Taking advantage of the statistical nature of blackjack, the team raked in millions before casinos caught on and pursued them.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

FREE delivery upgrade – If you live in the USA this item will arrive in 4 to 6 business days when you choose the lowest cost shipping method when checking out. This copy of Bringing Down the House: The author did do a bringng job at bem the basic card counting strategy used by the students.


Also, some of the detail in this book was not as good as I thought it would be. The book does not go in deep detail about the robbing though, which frustrated me.

He has worked almost every position a casino has to offer from security guard, to dealer, to pit boss, eventually working his way up to shift manager. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

One reader by the name of Petra said that in the book Kevin and his crew were doing nothing wrong in gambling and they broke no laws.

They explain that this is the current M. However, the subject matter is interesting — card counting at blackjack.

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Trivia About Bringing Down the This was, in the end, worth the read for the cheap thrills and it was a quick one. Nonetheless, Lewis does things in the book that Ma himself says did not occur. Another scene involves Kevin having a bag put over his head and being thrown in a closet in a chinatown casino. Now, with the movie version of his breakout, Bringing Down the House, coming to theaters, there are nagging questions about just how far Mezrich stretches the facts in his fantastic yarns.

I should have known something was wrong when the geography of the Strip was fucked up in his mini-history of the rise of the mega-casinos. Another reader said that she would mexrich want to gamble, but she sees how easy it is to get caught in the lifestyle of gambling.

Bringing Down the House Review

But after finishing I learned that they are just increasing their chances, evening their odds, and using math to do it. Pristine unmarked pages, may have very slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, it is a great buy straight from book warehouse unread, exact artwork as listed. So, when I was looking to see what other goodreaders thought of the book I found out that big parts of the book were fabricated.


Expect a healthy dose of swearing whenever the college kids are directly quoted. I guess the main thing I liked about this book was the Cinderella-like story of a bunch of college mdzrich making beaucoup bucks off the casinos – more or less legally.

In a closing essay, Lewis details the intricacies of card counting. Hard cover is in fine condition as is the dust jacket. Martinez hints that the casinos know more about his actions than he ever anticipated. Strapped to your chest is half a million dollars; in your overnight bag is another twenty-five thousand in blackjack chips; and huse wallet holds ten fake IDs.

I guess that was there too, but honestly bringung gave the whole thing a very Vegas feel mezrichh 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.