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Breaking Vegas Kindle Edition

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"Riveting . . . [Mezrich has] become a master at delivering fast-paced, tightly structured narratives that keep readers engaged every step of the way. . . Most impressive . . . What [Mezrich has] done, beautifully, is craft a riveting story about kids with excess brainpower taking on casinos with excess money. He has penned a gripping true-life adventure that will keep you reading well past your bedtime" (Boston Globe)

"A very enjoyable read that makes you feel like you're right there in Vegas playing along. Semyon's story is a fascinating, true life adventure" (Kevin Spacey)

"Very stylish and captivating. . . Mezrich brilliantly captures the tension and excitement. . . A must read at all costs" (Daily Mirror)

"Glamorous, exciting and true, it's a tale to send the Oceans Eleven back to bussing tables for tips" (Arena)

"It's fast paced and believable, but does it really tell you how to win at blackjack? To find out, you'll have to buy the book, a small price to pay for the thousands you could make" (Daily Express)

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The book Vegas doesn't want you to read...

Another page-turning true story of the underbelly of Las Vegas from Ben Mezrich, a successor to his bestselling Bringing Down the House.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (31 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060MCFWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ben Mezrich is the internationally best-selling author of The Ugly Americans, Busting Vegas, Rigged and Bringing Down the House:The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions; which was made into a film (21) starring Kevin Spacey. Ben Mezrich lives in Boston.

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Format: Paperback
What a fantastic read! Ben Mezrich is a such a skilled writer - okay, he was given a great story, but he made the main character, Semyon Dukach, totally sympathetic rather than arrogant and conceited as I thought he might be and the romantic sub-plot between him and Allie was intriguing. In fact, I would have liked the book to be longer and learned more about the casino trips that didn't end in trouble. Easy to read and fascinating.
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I really enjoyed this - it reminded me of the Wolf of Wall Street. The same drive to succeed and the accomplishment of so much from such a shaky beginning was compelling stuff. It centres around a group of students from MIT Boston who, led by one individual who hand picks his team, find a way to break the main casinos not just in the US but Europe also. It is based on a true story and I was full of admiration for people who can put what nature gave them in grey matter to finding a clever way to beat a system which is so loaded against the ordinary punter that I for one had no problem with my conscience knowing they were ripping off the big money guys. After all they have had it their own way forever so it was nice to see the little man give some kick ass for a change.
I know nothing about cards and a lot of the terminology went over my head but nonetheless it was written in such a way that anyone could follow it. The reality was gripping and I was really impressed with the tenacity of all involved. What a roller coaster of a life these people led. I actually bought the book by accident, clicking on Buy on my Kindle when I didn't mean to but Boy am I glad I did.
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This was good fun to read and helped kill a lot of otherwise dull time on aeroplanes and in airport lounges. Very easy to read and the plot line keeps the reader interested enough to turn the next page even when your flight is being called. This isn't just a book for the hardened Vegas visitor and you don't need a genius IQ to understand what the MIT students are up to, all you really need is a macabre enjoyment of reading about the casinos being taken for a fortune - it worked for me!
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This book takes it all to the next level from his last book on card-counting. If you don't know anything about the subject it's probably worth reading the original book first, then this one.

The techniques revealed here are stunningly simple, just using the casinos' techniques to full advantage and give the player the edge with the odds. But now they're taking so much money, so soon, and with complete certainty as they know what cards are coming, that they get to experience the real nasty side of casino life. These guys are lucky to be alive...
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First let me start by saying that Ben Mezrich is a great author. Aside from 'Breaking Vegas' i've also read 'Bringing Down The House' and 'Ugly Americans' and he's written them both fantastically as well.
'Breaking Vegas' is a true story about a young MIT student called Semyon Dukach. The book follows him and a group of fellow students as they proceed to win hundreds of thousands of dollars by playing blackjack in Casinos around the world and all they use is three simple techniques to give them the upper hand.
Mezrich, as always, has written the book with his usual flair and has produced something truely great. Whether you like blackjack or not, whether you like gambling or not, hell, whether you like books or not this is sure to keep you hooked until you've finished it!
Highly recommended!
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21 is one of my favorite movies so I was going to buy Bringing down the house but bought this instead because I could get it instantly on my kindle. Definitely a page turner and an extremely enjoyable plot and a couple of subplots (Love interests/ who can you trust? etc). Definitely worth a buy.
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It has a story line which encapsulates you to generate a whole film of imagination with, descriptive and contains everything from action to romance for a good read. At times who was narrating lost me, however it's that part which gives you and broader picture. T'was excellent!
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I was already familiar with the basics of the story, but knowing the outcome didn't spoil the read in the slightest. Were they really cheating, or vilified for developing skills that turned the advantage in their favour? Decide for yourself....
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