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Bringing Down the House
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions | Ben Mezrich
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The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegasand lived to tell how.Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the worlds most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.
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DebinHawaii
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#IdiomInsight

Although the idiom #DownForTheCount is sports metaphor that expresses a negative outcome for whoever or whatever the speaker is referencing, for some reason it made me think of counting cards & laying them down.

I chose this book & “21” the movie made from it where 6 MIT math students used counting cards in Blackjack to get more than 3 million $$$ from Vegas casinos. ♠️♥️♣️♦️

Eggs Great choices- I found 21 very enjoyable 🎥 10mo
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this #Nonfiction #historical book to my #TBR stack for #NFNov. This is the original.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick #NYTBestSeller

KristenDuck Interesting- I never even heard of this! 5y
Vivlio_Gnosi Let's hope it's fun for the both of us! 5y
Clwojick 1 pt 5y
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AtomCornett
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Pickpick

Don't watch these kids too closely now...

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lauren.lerner
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Day #21 of #NovemberbytheNumbers & I am getting a little creative. 😉 This book, which is billed as #nonfiction but is at least partly fabricated and/or definitely exaggerated, was the basis for the movie 21 (2008). ♠️♥️♣️♦️

Synopsis: MIT students run number counting scams via the MIT Blackjack Team. I read this after the movie was released, on loan from a friend, & according to #Goodreads, gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I remember nothing about it. 🙈

Blaire Great choice. This was a fun read. 7y
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Cinfhen
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#NovemberByTheNumbers I saw the movie #21 have not read the book (which is a prompt for #pop18 ) loved the film,I‘ll let you know about the book....

MinDea I didn't know the movie was based on a book...I knew it was based on true events. I bet the book is good! 7y
tpixie I listened to the book and I enjoyed it & still need to see the movie. I think the movie is probably more dramatized than the book. If I remember right the book might read more like a biography then a story. 7y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#booktober #LongTitles The book that made me think I could count cards in Vegas and get rich even though I still "carry the one" when adding. And I only do that if I don't have access to a calculator. ?

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