History vs. Hollywood: How true is The Story of - 21 (2008) Starring Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth based on Ben Mezrich's book "Bringing Down the House" which tells the true story of the real MIT Blackjack Team during the 1990s
Video: Interesting keynote from Jeff Ma, a member of the infamous MIT blackjack team that created an ingenious method for counting cards. This was a keynote presentation at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas.
Bill Kaplan, co-founder of the MIT blackjack team that took Vegas for millions, has a few tricks up his sleeve. You may not bring down the house, but here are 11 of his tips that will give amateur gamblers an extra edge.
MIT Blackjack Team The MIT blackjack team ultimately became a Hollywood sensation when a book and movie came out based on the team's Vegas card-counting scheme, which allowed them to take casinos for an estimated $5 million at the blackjack table.
21: Bringing Down The House. A book by Ben Mezrich about a group of MIT card counters commonly known as the MIT Blackjack Team. While represented as non-fiction by Mezrich and Free Press, the book contains significant fictional elements. Many of the key events propelling the drama did not occur in real life; others were exaggerated greatly.