After being able to trick the system of gambling, Kevin Lewis and his accomplice flee the casino they were gambling at with thousands of cash. The next day, Kevin is strapped with thousands of dollars on him while he's going through an airport.
We've got front row seats to the fight
Wanna go to Vegas for the weekened?
Ben Mezrich who is the author of the novel meets Kevin Lewis at a party. Kevin Lewis tells Ben the story of how he and his former MIT classmates took Vegas for millions in exchange for Ben to write a book about it and publish it for the world to see.
The casino does anything to help high bidders
Why did you pick us up?
We are formally introduced into the main character of the book, Kevin Lewis. Kevin is a college student at MIT who is studying medicine. Kevin's main goal in life is to be successful because he doesn't want to disappoint his family especially his dad. Kevin is scouted by the blackjack team at MIT and he eventually joins it.
We just won $8,000 dollars
Jason Fisher and Andrew Martinez are two friends of Kevins who left MIT. Kevin always had high suspicion of them because they go to Vegas every other weekend without any jobs. Jason and Martinez decide to take Kevin with them on a trip to Vegas.
Kevin and Martinez are picked up from the airport by Dino Taratolli. Dino Taratolli is a representative of the Ceasers Casino, he was sent by the casino to accompany Martinez. In this car ride, Kevin learns all about the gambling life and how the casinos deal with high bidders.
Martinez and Kevin finally arrive at the casino and they immediately go to the high stakes blackjack table. Martinez uses his skills to count the cards and beat the dealer. After many games, Martinez and Kevin are up thousands of dollars and this is where Kevin becomes very interested in gambling