Barry's Reviews > Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
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Jan 20, 14

Read on June 19, 2011

Episodic story of a group of MIT students who figure out how to shift the odds playing blackjack in casinos and the reaction that casino management had to their wins. The book is written in short episodes and feels more like a long article from a magazine than a book. But it is interesting and the techniques are easy to follow. They don't require any math genius to play, but they do take some knowledge of probability to understand.
The story is about how the team is put together and a few of their escapades. It leaves a big question unanswered: What do a group of poor students do with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. And it leaves the resulting trajectory of the characters out. What happened to them after these episodes ended.
Interesting enough, though and very fast light reading.
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