"Bringing the House Down" Documentary
You say "living and working", NOT playing. As a dealer or cabbie somewhere you would not know the details of playing this game at high stakes.
The amounts he said he played according to the bankroll he said he used is ridiculous and impossible. If he is the mathematician he claims to be he would know his risk of ruin using the bankroll used would be dangerously high.
Knowing the risk at airports carrying large amounts of money yet taping $150,000 to his body knowing it could be confiscated is similarly ridiculous. Risk all your playing bankroll to total confiscation before you play even one hand? Howw stupid does he believe the reader is? Ever heard of opening bank accounts in Las Vegas? Hmmm?
Walking around with duffle bags full of cash? Nonsense. did Uston or any of the others do that? Never.
Hiding in the bathtub? It just gets worse.
The amounts he played as a first timer out in Las Vegas are also ridiculous.
The author of the book has no clue about the game either.
No other people on the inside or among players veryfy the extent or amount of their claimed win. while the basibcs of their story may have happen to a much smaller extent, the amounts and details of what they claim are wildly exaggerated.
Knowing the facts "from reading the book." The book is semi fiction what "facts" did you learn?
My complaint is that this (as is your response) is a distortion to the thousands of beginners who want to consider moving to Las Vegas and making a fortune. Today's game is much more difficult to contend with. Although I still play, my time was long ago when things were much easier.
I could add volumes more but I have better things to do. Players who read this website need to know accurate information not fantasy.