Reality TV’s ‘Pawn Stars’ to purchase local treasures


Celebrity Cast Coming Back to Hoosier Park to Appraise and Purchase

The cast of History’s “Pawn Stars” reality television series will bring their pawn shop inspired Gold & Silver Road Show to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Saturday, November 12, 2011.  Ticketholders will have the opportunity to have their treasures appraised and purchased during three separate shows in the Terrace Showroom.

“Pawn Stars” is the History Channel’s highest-rated series, averaging 8 million viewers an episode.  The reality series gives viewers a glimpse into the colorful world of the pawn business through the day-to-day operations of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The patriarch, Richard, is joined by his son Rick, grandson Corey, and family friend Austin ‘Chumlee,’ in running the pawn business that was successfully adapted into one of television’s most watched programs in 2009.

“Our guests enjoyed the Gold & Silver Road Show so much that we are happy to bring the Pawn Stars back for another appearance at Hoosier Park.” said Jahnae Erpenbach, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of gaming. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these reality TV celebrities and get the best insight and appraisal of heirlooms, antiques and memorabilia.”

Tickets can be purchased starting at $15.00. Ticketholders will be allowed to present their items for appraisal and potential purchase. Passes into a private reception with the cast of “Pawn Stars” are being sold for $40.00. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting Tickets may also be purchased directly from the box office located in Shelby’s Gifts at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Club Centaur members will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets purchased at the Hoosier Park Box Office.

Three separate Gold & Silver Road Show sessions will take place every two hours beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. in Hoosier Park’s Terrace Showroom. Starting at
6 p.m., the cast of “Pawn Stars” will host a private reception for those ticketholders who purchased reception passes.

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games. It also offers a 7/8 mile oval horse track with live and simulcast Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year.  Simulcast wagering is also available year-round at three off-track betting properties located in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Merrillville, Indiana.  For more information on this or other events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please visit


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