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Busting Vegas - A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds

Ben Mezrich

Semyon Dukach was known as the darling of Las Vegas. A legend at 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 had 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. While they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables, only to be banned from casinos, harassed, on the wrong end of guns, and beaten in the notorious back rooms of casinos. The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, the consequences be damned. 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.

Semyon Dukach was known as the darling of Las Vegas. A legend at 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 had 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. While they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables, only to be banned from casinos, harassed, on the wrong end of guns, and beaten in the notorious back rooms of casinos. The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, the consequences be damned. 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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Semyon Dukach was known as the darling of Las Vegas. A legend at 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 had 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. While they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables, only to be banned from casinos, harassed, on the wrong end of guns, and beaten in the notorious back rooms of casinos. The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, the consequences be damned. 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.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:47