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Busting Vegas : The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees
by Ben Mezrich

Date Completed: November 12th, 2005

I saw this book in Barnes & Noble, and I knew that I had to get it (even though I was concerned it would be the same story as in Bringing Down the House, which I had already read). I figured it *must* have a different story than Bringing Down the House, even if it had some overlap in material and stories. This one focuses more on the "elite team" and their strategies, which actually did not involve card counting and were quite profitable. I really enjoyed this one, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves casinos and/or gambling! This should be a must read for members of the poker group for sure.

Other poker and gambling books:

  • Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers by Katy Lederer
  • Annie Duke : How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker by Annie Duke
  • Moneymaker : How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker by Chris Moneymaker
  • The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Craig