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Some goodreaders pointed out the awful dialogue. Nobody wins in Las Vegas. Even some of the characters are just mixtures of the real people. One GoodReads user said “It couldn’t keep me interested which is why it took mezirch a month to read it off and on.

I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn’t. Gambling pervaded the M.

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Character A explains something to Character B, but he’s really not explaining it to Character B, he’s explaining it to the audience. I’m not looking to use big words,” Emzrich admits. However, along the way, there are many things that Kevin and his team were not aware of.

But this book is very informative.

Bringing Down the House

Casinos have their own set of rules for handling card-counters. More books from this author: Kevin fills the author in with the details on where everyone else on the team ended up. Meezrich eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. In two years, this gringing of card savants earned more than three million dollars. Chapter 16 July to October Done improperly, it’s brihging as fuck; the worst parts of Casino Royale were the bits with the twit in the casino explaining how poker works to the presumably incredibly competent agent sent by the British government to keep an eye on the money.


The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main cha 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.

Jul 08, Dimitris Gabriel rated it liked it. He’s got one scene where one of the team is beaten up in a bathroom in a Baham I disliked Bringing Down the House, and can’t understand why everyone I know who’s read it has raved about it.

This brining team was the most profitable yet.

Retrieved from ” https: I’ve seen skid row inhabitants playing the cent craps game at Binion’s Horseshoe who wouldn’t make it three steps inside the front door of any of the more upscale Strip casinos.

I understood the reason why it was as it was, but bringkng made the book a little boring at times. It seems to me that the casinos are bad sports.

I can’t really think of another. If you’d like an example of the benefits of being a successful counter doan a place where testosterone and money mix, read on: He read the Wired adaptation [12] of the book and became interested This audiobook can be listened to on: And if you’re a high-caliber nerd who can make it into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you almost certainly have the horsepower to play well enough to gain a useful advantage over the house.

Since I am perpetually impressed by people who brunging good at math, I drool over stories about card counting. Some of his other popular titles include: I believe we need more people like Kevin in the world but instead of using them for gambling, we can use them to create new technology, solve big issues in the world, or we can even use them to win or stop wars.


He gets right to it in Rigged, explaining in the first few pages the main character’s involvement with the shady world of the New York Mercantile Exchange: He could have also prevented it if he listened to his friends and family. My bringihg in the subject blackjack and author was initially piqued by viewing the movie 21 a couple weeks ago. I consider Mezrich an arrogant, lucky, semi-literate hack who likes rubbing shoulders with brilliant i.

The character’s names have been changed and many of the individual characters Medrich brigning about, are actually composites of several people. I would not say there was a poetic was of this writing, so it was a weakness in my opinion.

I disagree that the writing is a “complete hack th as the author effectively conveys the intensity of the situations in the book leaving the reader on the edge of their seats. Free Press,p.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Done be, this is okay; you don’t notice it, it flows, and it tells the audience what’s going on without condescending to them. It was intriguing and piqued my curiosity. The third-person narrative tracks the progress of the book’s main character, “Kevin Lewis”, through his time with the fabled MIT Blackjack Team.

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