One of the most prominent people in gambling world is without any doubt Ben Mezrich. First of all he is a very talented blackjack player that was an important member of famous MIT blackjack team which managed to win incredible amounts during the period of their activity.
Ben Mezrich was born in 1969 in Princeton, NJ. In 1991 he got his Social Studies degree in Harvard University. Apart from this Mezrich also attended the Princeton Day School.
Ben Mezrich knows for sure how the real adventures taste as in the past he teamed-up with brilliant MIT students for the aim to apply their math knowledge in card counting and win in blackjack huge amounts at Vegas casinos. Thus, he is the man who can tell amazing stories of his own restless life and its thrilling events.
There are a few books most of which became American bestsellers and gained overwhelming popularity not only amongst professional successful blackjack players and amateurs of gambling written by Mezrich. At the beginning he signed his written books as Holden Scott.
As it was already mentioned all of the books are deliberately enthralling as they appeared from nowhere else but talented player's experience. The most well-knowing and exciting work of Ben is Bringing Down the House. This one describes actually the biggest scam in blackjack and casino history with smart and risky professional card counters involved. These guys built an amazingly sharp and accurate system for the team which can be compared with the perfect role play at casino.
Actually this story is really impressive with such vivid and bright characters (which creation was based on the real people - the team members), their smart plans and spectacular performances at many casinos, striking adventures, certain difficulties and the constant pressure.
As a result, this wouldn't be Hollywood with thrilling projects if the plot wasn't noticed. The decision to create a motion picture was obvious and Bringing Down the House was finally released directed by Robert Luketic and starring wonderful actors as Kevin Spacey, , Kate Bosworth, Jim Sturgess, Laurence Fishburne, Liza Lapira, Aaron Yoo and Jacob Pitts. The film had an amazing success and its worldwide final box office grew to approximately $160,000,000.