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Anyone see the previews for 21 ?


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Has anyone seen the previews for 21 coming out March 28th ? It looks insane and is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Also other then sporting magazines I hardly ever read books or anything but the one book I have read lately is the book that this movie is based on. It was awesome and if any of you guys read books you gotta check it out. The name if the book is "bringing down the house"

I cant wait for this move to come out.

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That book was great, and I am looking foward to the movie.

Counting cards is actually not all that hard. With enough practice, you can do it fairly easily. I used to do it quite a bit when playing BJ against the dealer in my home games, and have also used it at Gootimes in Somerville on their Casino nights, and have won some good money. I haven't also used it a bit the last time I went to Vegas and it works great. I used it to resupply my checks after taking a big hit in Craps! You have to be careful not to expose yourself though, so don't go crazy when you do it. At a $5 table at the Hardrock, I took them for over $500 in less than an hour...just imagine if I were sitting at a $25-50 table, which is what I usually sit at...

I was consistently winning miney at Gootimes and their rules are heavily favored to the house. A ties is not a push, it is a loss. That really hurts, trust me. I still managed to walk out of there every week with some good cah for my limited time of playing. The great thing about using it there, is their dealers are not professionals, and you don't have to worry about a pit boss, or the eye in the sky watching you and monitoring your betting patterns. I haven't done it in a while, as I haven't been able to head to the Casino as much as I used to, so I am rusty, and would need practice. It takes alot of concentration too, so no boozin' while I do it! There are plenty of books out there to teach you how to do it too. It can really come in handy...

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movie looks awesome, even though i dont gamble i seem to know bout it more then most people. Saw numerous things on the History channel and channels like that on card counting, casinos, all that business, big horse racing buff too. Looks like a great flick, seems well done by the trailer. But we'll have to wait n see.

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I saw the documentary about this on The History channel or Discovery channel a couple years ago. I really don't see how it lends itself to a movie real well unless they dramatize the hell out of it.

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I saw the documentary about this on The History channel or Discovery channel a couple years ago. I really don't see how it lends itself to a movie real well unless they dramatize the hell out of it.

yeah, i am already hearingthey took BIG liberties. particularily with the pit boss/casino guy played by lawrence fishburne. h is more classic violent vaega guy then it actually was

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I saw the documentary about this on The History channel or Discovery channel a couple years ago. I really don't see how it lends itself to a movie real well unless they dramatize the hell out of it.

Oh i'm sure they will. I wouldn't even consider watching if it didn't have Kevin Spacy in it. He might bump it up to a rental though.

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