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

Ben Mezrich
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MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has several schools with multiple departments; its focus is on scientific and technological research. Most of the card counters in the book are students, alumni, or dropouts of MIT. Several of the book's early scenes occur on or near the MIT campus.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a major city in New Jersey. It is famous for its boardwalk and gambling. Atlantic City is often viewed as the Las Vegas of the East Coast, but the city's gambling district has never attracted the same level of hyperbole as Las Vegas. Several of the book's events occur in Atlantic City, including Lewis' first real-world experience at counting cards.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada and is an internationally renowned resort city featuring gambling, shopping...

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