Sunday, July 19, 2015

Breaking Vegas by Ben Mezrich (2006)

I chose this book, since I had been to Vegas and was mildly intrigued by having MIT brains crack the system and win at Black Jack. I didn't mind seeing a group of students get the best of Vegas, a place with no attraction to me. But I could not understand the stupidity of betting outrageously high on just the sure hands, being so noticeable, so that they fairly quickly got blacklisted around the globe. Instead of using the technique subtly a bit at a time, which could provide a long term income, just going wild for a short time period didn't make sense.