Thursday, October 20, 2005

Busting Vegas

I happened to pick up a copy of Busting Vegas the other day. The story is in the same vein as his previous book: Bringing Down the House, a story of MIT kids who used advanced math and disguises to win at blackjack. The interesting thing in Busting Vega$ was the description that none of the tactics used were "card counting". Mezrich holds off for a few chapters on revealing the secrets. It turns out they weren't card counting, and it takes a while to wrap your head around the idea that there's another way to win. It's a fun read, and goes very quickly, if you need something for a plane ride.

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