Bringing Down the House Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of a group of MIT students who perfect a system for counting cards in blackjack and travel to casinos every weekend to put their system into play. During the week they are your regular MIT students, but read as they live their weekends almost surrealistically in Las Vegas as big players in the casinos. From the thrill of the secrecy to the alter egos the students assume for their profitable road trips to the paranoia when the casinos start figuring it all out, this is the wonderful account of how a group of MIT students were able to take millions from the casinos in Las Vegas.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   gambler Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity    -   Other Asian Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by prostitute If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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