BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. 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. #1 National Bestseller! The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas – and lived.

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BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Not only is Kevin barred from the casino, but the casino makes is blatantly obvious to him that they know another one of his aliases. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Also, because many of the people in the book are composites of two or more people, it makes me wonder what, if anything, from the book i The book is well written, but what is irritating is that it holds itself out as a non-fiction, but after reading about the book online, it appears the book is far more fiction then non-fiction.

Regardless of what you hear, card counting is perfectly legal. The story is astonishing: 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.

Review of Bringing Down the House

It certainly isn’t the image Las Vegas and our local casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, spend millions of advertising dollars in promoting. I’m not looking to use big words,” Mezrich admits. Tthe 3 takes us by surprise as we are suddenly taken back to Junelearning about Kevin before he knew about card counting and blackjack.

The person that the book is centered around has apparently admitted several key scenes from the book didn’t happen, and that many other scenes were similarly fabricated.


It’s all very mafia-like. Martinez and Fisher spent that time meeting up with some of the top Hollywood make-up artists.

Some readers thought that immoderate use of cursing kind of brought the book to a lower level. Chapter 9 Thirty Thousand Feet, November 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 Excalibur Doen this book is bullshit.

I know nothing about cards, nor gambling, but was intrigued by the premise that a bunch of brilliant students from MIT could use mathematical theories donw probability to beat the “house” at Blackjack. Feb 06, Ensiform rated it it was ok Shelves: This audiobook can be listened to on: The filmmakers threw brknging that out the window and turned every character, scene and even Vegas itself into a one-dimensional snore.

I guess that was there too, but honestly it gave the whole thing a very Vegas feel to me, there is something tin-eared, gaudy, and unreal about all of Vegas and I just kind of fit in brimging 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. May be because the twists and turns were not made dowm I shudder to think. Kevin Lewis knows that better than anyone.

They are looking for people they can trust and who mezricch their profile. The plot was written well, and it was a strength of the book.

Videos About This Book. Mexrich trivia or quizzes yet. I do agree with this, since more than half of the book is completely fiction.

Lists with This Book. It made me wonder if what they were doing was the right thing to do.

And there’s no excuse for it in a book; characters jezrich 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.


The names of many of the characters and locations in this book have been changed, as have certain physical characteristics and other descriptive details. Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did not make a b Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more.

Aug 08, Michael rated it liked it. You also can’t help but keep thinking, “hey, maybe I should try this. We are introduced to Tay in this chapter, quickly discovering that he will make a nice asset to the team.

Maybe Mezrich reads a lot of Clive Cussler. A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionair Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

Kevin agrees to join their team, but is then informed that he still has to pass their tests. As you read, you can’t help but be swept up in the tense, nail-biting “what-a-rideness” of the story. Character A explains something to Character B, but he’s really not explaining it to Character B, he’s explaining it to the audience. They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Interesting story, pedestrian writing. I have to agree with Petra because I felt that the team thought long and hard about a way they can gamble legally and they succeeded. Unlike most novels that work their way up to the climax of the story, this novel throws us right into the middle of it. Nonfiction can be much more skillfully done than this. Kevin expresses that he misses the environment and often thinks about what it would be like to start over.