“Pawn Stars” Gold and Silver Road Show Sets up Shop at Horseshoe Tunica Saturday, September 3

Perhaps the nation’s most famous and entertaining pawn brokers, “Old Man” Richard Harrison, “Big Hoss” Corey Harrison and sidekick Austin “Chumlee” Russell from the History Channel’s hit television show “Pawn Stars” will be at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica Saturday, September 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $20 and available in the casino gift shop, the casino box office, through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com through this link: http://het.bz/5NC8z or http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0046BAA48A63AB?artistid=1602851&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=105. The casino box office is open on performance days only. Guests must be 21 years or older.

Guests who purchase the participant $20 ticket and may bring one item to be valued by the Pawn Stars who might make an offer to purchase the item. Guests who purchase the spectator $10 tickets may enjoy the show from the comfort of their seat.

Pawn Stars is a television series on the history channel documenting the art of the pawn business from researching, evaluating, pricing, and buying items from the general public by three generations of pawn brokers at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas.

About the Series. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 6:44, July 19, 2011, from http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/articles/about-pawn-stars.

Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family–grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, “What’s the story behind it”? and “What’s it worth?”

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