21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions


Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Bringing Down the House is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises.

Bringing Down the House tells the true story of the most successful scam ever, in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos of Las Vegas, being drawn in the process into the high-life of drugs, high-spending and sex. Bringing Down the House is as readable and as fascinating as Liar's Poker or Barbarians At the Gate, an insight into a closed, excessive and utterly corrupt world.



File Size

937 KB

Page Count

320 pages

Publication Date

29 February 2012

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 3 reviews

  • Nathan Smith

    I really enjoyed this book and I’ve no idea why!
    amazing story line, filled with great characters.once i started reading this book i couldn’t put it down.i would recommend it to anyone who liked the movie 21

    December 8, 2021
  • Kindle Customer

    Not and book but completely different to the movie
    A great book but not the same plot as the movie. Mickeys character only really in it for half story and Fishers character has a far bigger role. Still a great read though just if your thinking it’s same as the film you may be slightly disappointed

    December 8, 2021
  • Simseys

    Fascinating Read
    Really interesting book, takes you into a world of money, luxury goods and how Vegas was beaten by a group of students, also outlines how greed and obsession can rot a team from the inside

    December 8, 2021

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