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The Resource Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team, an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein

Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team, an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein

Label
Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team
Title
Breaking Vegas
Title remainder
the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team
Statement of responsibility
an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein
Title variation
True story of the MIT blackjack team
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A group of college students used math to win millions and live life in the fast lane. Slip back to the 1980s-90s, when a group of M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Matthew Howe ; narrator, Aaron Stanford ; art director, Rudy Matchinga ; editor, Erik Klein ; music, Michael Richard Plowman
Dewey number
  • 795.4/23
  • 364.1/72/0922
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
GV1295.B55
LC item number
B74 2004
PerformerNote
Interviews with: Semyon Dukach, Jon Hirschtick, Ben Mezrich, Max Rubin, Beverly Griffin, Andy Anderson, Bill Hecht, Edward O. Thorp
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Klein, Bruce David
  • Dukach, Semyon
  • Hirschtick, Jon
  • Mezrich, Ben
  • Rubin, Max
  • Griffin, Beverly
  • Anderson, Andy
  • Hecht, Bill
  • Thorp, Edward O
  • Howe, Matthew M
  • Stanford, Aaron
  • Matchinga, Rudy
  • Klein, Erik
  • Plowman, Michael Richard
  • Atlas Media Corp
  • History Channel (Television network)
  • A & E Home Video (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Blackjack (Game)
  • College students
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Gambling
  • Casinos
  • Gambling industry
  • Blackjack (Game)
  • Casinos
  • College students
  • Gambling
  • Gambling industry
  • Mathematical analysis
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team, an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Special features include: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9780767063784
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961712988
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AAE-71298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55532147
  • (OCoLC)55532147
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team, an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein
Publication
Note
Special features: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Special features include: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9780767063784
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961712988
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AAE-71298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55532147
  • (OCoLC)55532147
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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