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    DescriptionHe played in casinos around the world with a plan to make himself richer than anyone could possibly imagine -- but it would nearly cost him his life.Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop -- a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before.Las Vegas. Atlantic City. Aruba. Barcelona. London. And the jewel of the gambling crown -- Monte Carlo.Dukach and his fellow MIT students hit them all and made millions. They came in hard, with stacks of cash; big, seemingly insane bets; women hanging on their arms; and fake identities. Although they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables only to be harassed, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms.The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, consequences be damned. There was Semyon Dukach himself, bored with school and broke; Victor Cassius, the slick, brilliant MIT grad student who galvanized the team; Owen Keller, with stunning ability but a dark past that would catch up to him; and Allie Simpson, bright, clever, and a feast for the eyes.In the classroom, they were geeks. On the casino floor, they were unstoppable.Busting Vega$ is Dukach's unbelievably true story; a riveting account of monumental greed, excess, hubris, sex, love, violence, fear, and statistics that is high-stakes entertainment at its best.


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    Title
    Busting Vegas
    Subtitle
    A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 289
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060575120
    ISBN 10: 0060575123
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WDP
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 370
    Libri: I-GA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24250
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    Abridged Dewey: 795
    DC22: 795.092
    DC21: 795.092
    B&T Approval Code: A09170000
    BISAC V2.8: GAM004000
    B&T Approval Code: H37920000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY