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21, bringing down the house : movie tie-in : the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions

Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Free Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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When M.I.T. student Kevin Lewis meets classmates Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez, he is intrigued. Although neither seems to have any real responsibilities, they always have plenty of cash. One evening, they tell Kevin why. Using card-tracking calculations, they have devised a way to beat blackjack. Once he learns the system, Kevin joins Jason and Andre at the casinos. There to the growing dismay of gambling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 9781416564195 1416564195
OCLC Number: 156823953
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover as Bringing down the house in 2002 by Free Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Twenty-one, bringing down the house
Bringing down the house
Inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions
Responsibility: Ben Mezrich.

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When M.I.T. student Kevin Lewis meets classmates Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez, he is intrigued. Although neither seems to have any real responsibilities, they always have plenty of cash. One evening, they tell Kevin why. Using card-tracking calculations, they have devised a way to beat blackjack. Once he learns the system, Kevin joins Jason and Andre at the casinos. There to the growing dismay of gambling kingpins, they make a fortune--all perfectly legal.

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