Twenty-One (21)

by aakar on March 27, 2008

I read “Bringing Down the House” during my senior year in college. It was a particular fun read and I’ve tried to pick-up all of Ben Mezrich’s books since then. The interesting thing about his books, while all based on true stories, they tend to have an almost Hollywood feel. The way he embelishes certain things or takes liberties with certain ideas. Anyways, now with 21 set to hit theaters and the idea of card-counting becoming mainstream you’re starting to see a lot of articles about the MIT blackjack team and card-counters in general. Here are two recent ones that I thought everyone would find entertaining:

Of Card-Counting, Startups, and the Real Story of the MIT Blackjack Team | Xonomy

Blackbook Easy Money | Men’s Vogue