"Bringing Down the House," by Ben Mezrich
This book was a quick, entertaining read about MIT students who figured out a way to take casinos for tons of money at blackjack. I've read other reviews of this book and supposedly it tends to stretch the truth at times about what really goes on at a casino (I've been to Vegas once and the only time I gamble is when I buy a $1 shot at the Powerball when it's over $50 million so I'm definitely no expert when it comes to gambling), but I found it a good, light read. The group uses very sophisticated techniques to beat the house, but Vegas gets wise to their ways and they discover just how quick other casinos all across the country clue into their scheming. I don't highly recommend it as the writing isn't the best, but it's definitely an entertaining book.
* Posted at 05.22.2004 11:29:04 AM CST | Link *