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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Summary
Ben Mezrich

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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Summary

Plot Summary

From c. June 1994 to c. June 1998 Kevin Lewis, an MIT graduate student, joins forces with other MIT students to operate an organized card-counting team. The team makes weekend trips to Las Vegas and other casinos and uses a variety of strategies to beat the casinos at their own game. Lewis and the other team members split the winnings and make a fortune, until they are identified by casino security and invited to leave the premises for good.

The book is essentially a biographical portrayal of about four years in the life of Kevin Lewis; the book also contains many elements of fiction. For example, Kevin Lewis is a fictionalized and renamed representation of a real person while all of the other characters are composites of more than one real person. Lewis is a graduate student at MIT and is recruited by some of his roommates to participate in...

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