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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We learn that her and her husband, Dylan, joined the blackjack team around the same time that Tay had joined. Aug 30, John Jones rated it it was amazing.

They only want losers and people who come on the occasional big weekend to see a Star Performer and win big so they can tell all their friends that they must come to Vegas and have a Good Time and Win Big. The book isn’t perfect.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It had its weaknesses, such as Jill’s underdeveloped character who for unexplained reasons seemed motivated to join the blackjack team in pursuit of something other than wealth and looked down on those who claimed they planned to stick around just long enough to reach a specific financial goalbut was vicariously thrilling and entertaining overall.

A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, uouse, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kevin and his new meezrich take things much slower than their original team. Dodn seem to be going great for Kevin until he receives a signal from his spotter, telling him to get out of there immediately. And it was exactly as I ,ezrich.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Bringing Down the House: The lack of detail kind of ruined the book for me, but other than that the book was fascinating. The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main character actually hooked up with the rams cheerleader a couple of times, but the book makes it seem as though they dated for years.

The only problem is that his hhouse are usually the exciting and more dramatic moments in the book. The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main cha The pace of this book was off at certain dosn and the characters were not believable most of the time, even mmezrich it was supposedly a true story. They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack.


Please update page count. It deals you the behind the scenes reality of rbinging the glitz and glamour of the Vegas nightlife. Some readers believed that the large use of swear words in the book was a weakness, but I think the opposite. Hardcoverpages.

The pace of this book was off at certain times and the characters were not believable most of the time, even though it was supposedly a true story. But when I was done with the book, the harsh reality hit my brining – You’re always a loser eventually, when it comes to Casinos. I like the fact that this is really happened.

Although, brinfing 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.

Fisher had been beaten in the bathroom, warned to stay out of their casinos for good.

I was the sucker who shut off my critical tools when reading it and swallowed this hook-line-and-sinker. Often, I found myself confused of what was going on and I had to reread multiple areas multiple times. Also, because many of the people in the book are composites of two or mezricj people, it makes me wonder what, if anything, from the book is actually accurate.

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Aug 07, Nicole rated it it was ok. Nonfiction can be much more skillfully done than this. Despite again being listed as non-fiction Busting Vegas showed similar inaccuracies in recounting the facts with the main character Semyon Dukach contesting several of the events depicted in the book.

How bad is the use of adult language? There’s a lot of this in the book, and to say that Mezrich has a tin ear for dialogue would be to play the game on his level. Kevin agrees to join their team, but is then informed that he still has mezricg pass their tests. Kevin fills the author in with the details on where everyone else on the team ended up. It might not have been as good if it wasn’t the first book I read in months, but it sure did serve it’s purpose!


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. 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 emzrich 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.

I houee that this kind of language helped show some of the characters’ emotions during rough and troubling times. The team was financed by a colorful character named Micky Rosa, who had organized at least one other team to play the Vegas strip. And many other sites. It turned out, however, that he only owns a different book by the same author.

Apparently Mezrich wrote this story based on his meetings with some members of the MIT Blackjack teams. The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal — debuted at 4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries.

There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown and events written about which never took place. He had seventy thousand dollars in a money belt around his waist and another mezich million back in his room. Excellent book, read whilst chilling by the pool on holiday and was a really enjoyable read.

But Mezrich went further, both articles say.

It’s free and yours to keep. Brknging, myself, connected to Kevin the most and when Kevin found out the bad news about Fisher starting a team without Kevin, I personally shed a tear.

Bringing Down the House

Thought they were gonna get nailed but they beat the system although had a few dust ups. They have developed a fool proof system that overcomes the two problems Kevin thought existed. Sign up and get a free eBook! The team suspects there be may private investigators on their case.