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21 - Bringing Down the House

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True story of the MIT Blackjack Team, a group of students who made millions in Vegas. This book was the basis of the movie "21".


The MIT Blackjack Team may be the most famous group of gamblers of all time. For several years in the late 1990s this group of MIT students took Vegas by storm, legally beating casinos at their own game. Author Ben Mezrich's telling of the story made it to #1 on the national bestseller lists, and was subsequently made into the motion picture "21". It's an exciting and well-told story that you won't be able to put down until the last page is turned.

With an intricate training regimen and a system based on the solid mathematical advantage of card counting, see how this group of young players entered the fast-paced world of big money in Las Vegas. As the team's profits swelled into the millions, the stakes of their cat-and-mouse game with casino surveillance grew as well.

It's a great tale of "beating the system", and a must-read for any gambler.


Additional Information

Author Ben Mezrich
ISBN-10 1416564195
ISBN-13 9781416564195
Pages 265
Publisher Free Press
Publication Date 2002