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Mezrich, the author of previous bestsellers about MIT gamblers and a colorful Ivy League trader in Japan, tells how Dukach's crew used a system that Vegas had never seen before. Dukach, the son of Russian immigrants who grew up in the poorest neighborhoods of New Jersey and Houston, was determined to climb out of poverty and help his family. His system didn't involve the commonly used techniques of card counting. Posing as an arms dealer or dentist, Dukach deliberately sought out blackjack dealers with small hands or thin fingers who frequently didn't conceal the bottom card when they shuffled the cards. Dukach would often manage to get a glimpse at the bottom card. This was highly significant because it was the card the dealer would hand the player to cut the deck. Dukach had practiced a technique to insert the card in a precise spot in the deck and then make big bets when the card was dealt. Dukach and his team ended up barred from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms. This is a riveting yarn. Alex Roslin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991. He has published twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and became the basis for the Kevin Spacey movie 21. Mezrich has also published the national bestsellers Sex on the Moon, Ugly Americans, Rigged, and Busting Vegas. He lives in Boston.
Very Entertaining. Didn't feel entirely authentic, but I couldn't put it down.Published 18 hours ago by Joseph Sullivan
This book plays out the life of MIT's most famous Blackjack player and on the teams he's played. He is banned from basically every casino in the world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard R.
Fun quick read, similar in pace and style to his other works. I highly recommend for your next flight to Vegas.Published 3 months ago by Adam Naddelman
another good book on the same subject by the author. Worth your timePublished 4 months ago by Sean Clark
Another great book from Mezrich. I now search for his books to read them all. They are exciting and nice reads.Published 9 months ago by BK
Book goes into good detail but it makes me almost believe that it is fiction and not based on fact.Published 16 months ago by Robert D. Abernethy