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The star of a Las Vegas-based, hit reality television show is a real-life con man, Gambling911.com can reveal exclusively!

"Pawn Stars," recently renewed for a second season, is one of the most popular programs on the American cable TV network The History Channel.

The show follows the people who run a pawn shop, Gold and Silver Pawn, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and the customers who come in to the shop with a wacky variety of bizarre items they want to sell or pawn.

The pawn shop is located on a seedy part of northern Las Vegas Boulevard--the so-called Las Vegas Strip--and is near the Stratosphere Tower.

The shop is run by Rick Harrison, the star of the show, along with Harrison's father, known as "The Old Man," and Harrison's son, called "Big Hoss."

Amazingly--or perhaps not, considering the nature of the pawn business--Harrison is said to be a con man.

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And the TV channel that broadcasts his show are the ones who outed him!

A blurb about "Pawn Stars" on The History Channel website, www.history.com, reads: "After 28 years in the business, Rick Harrison is an expert when it comes to spotting anything fake or stolen.

"As far as big-ticket items, Rick is the man for the job. Spotting a fake Cartier watch that most people would mistakenly purchase for $30,000 is just one of his many skills.

"Often acting as the middleman between his father and his son, Rick is the glue that holds this family and business together. Trained in the pawn business from the age of 13, Rick was born a hustler.

"He even dropped out of high school to pursue his $2,000-a-week business of selling fake Gucci bags. With enough money to partner with his father at the age of 23, he never looked back."

From illegal counterfeit designer goods peddler to reality show TV star.

Only in America and only in Las Vegas!

By Tom Somach

Gambling911.com Staff Writer

tomsomach@yahoo.com

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Pawn Stars is real I saw it on teevee! (derp)
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Does Corey really poke Chumlee's bung hole? I like the show where Chumlee farts out a gerbil and hits Rick in the back of the head.
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Pawn Stars WAS my #1 favorite show. I used to look forward to it each week. Being somewhat of a collector myself, it was interesting to see what people would bring in and and what Rick knew about the item. The negotiation for a price was also one of the better parts of the show. HOWEVER, these backroom "dramas" used to be cute, but now they are taking up too much time and therefore are taking away too much time from the transactions. Chumlee's ignorant remarks used to be funny, but now the show spends too much time with these pre-scripted segments with him. He has so much face time on the show now that he has become annoying where he once provided some comic relief. In addition, Corey's apparently pre-scripted remarks are caustic and not cute or funny as they are probably supposed to be. If I brought something into that shop and Corey referred to me as "my man," I'd wrap up the item and take it to another shop. His derogatory remarks about his own father are not amusing or cute. They are inappropriate. The show is starting to lose one of its biggest supporters. I find myself watching less and less because of the time spent on these silly "backroom" segments. In short
You are so RIGHT! Corey and Chum are both so disrespectful and would both be fiered at any other place! I would love to see earher one get there asses kicked? They are both such pieces of garbage!
agreed
I brought in an extremely used penis pump and Rick actually offered me more than I was asking. True story.
Why do people love getting screwed ? You might as well ask why some guys like getting it up the ass, or why society continues to tolerate lazy and stupid blacks and Mexicans. I drive by this ugly pawn shop almost every day I'm working and I can't help feeling contempt for all the morons who line up just to catch a glimpse of those ugly fat slobs inside. I have spoken to some of these idiot tourists. "I sure hope the Old Man is there, I really like him the best." "I just want to see if Chumlee is as stupid as he acts." If you're looking for stupid, people, just look in the mirror. Go ahead and gaze at the Pawn Stars, morons. Then go back to the casinos and blow your kid's college money. Pathetic losers!
Get a life, you need some serious mental help or life pick one.
Dude, get a hobby.
These assholes are amazing actors ill have to give them that, they prey on the weak minded and are quite good at manipulating people. Most of the worker girls give this show away though, you see it in their eyes: these guys are amazing liars, manupulators, and mind fuckers. Do your research everyone and learn to play the game like these dicks do to defend yourself if you have to, i hope karma bites them in the ass one day. They all look like apes.
What part about CONARTISTS did you not get from pawn shop? That's the point: they prey on the weak and/or unknown. Conning people out of so much more money everyday but you can't say the customers don't know it. Price you pay for money instantly.Society today in General does not have patience. They are ok with right here,right now. People that generally sell to a pawn shop have no consideration for their long term future. Quite a shame knowing it will only get worse with technology.
these guys are crooks and paid actors,in real life,rick is an asshole,chumlee has a degree in business,and big hoss ass is a fucking punk.the old man drools,and mumbles,i hate that there on,there the laughing stock of history channel,never watch again,hope there fifteen minutes of fame dies out and quickly
The author of this article says that The History Channel outed Rick when it said he can spot fakes. That's incredibly stupid logic. A Pawn Shop employee should be able to spot fakes and their daily experience would be their teacher. The author is dumb enough to think that because a man can spot fakes, he is necessarily a con man. That would mean that all appraisers and art experts, for example, are con men too! As for his claim about Rick selling fake items, where's the proof? Where's the evidence to back that claim up?
I think the fake gucci bag thing was his "evidence" that he was a "con man". Obviously its absurd. Selling fake Gucci bags as a kid doesn't make you a con man. It might be technically illegal, I don't know, but the Gucci is the only victim. They didn't say he was telling people the bags were real. In 99.99% of instances where fake bags like that are sold, its very obvious to the buyer that they are buying a knockoff bag. It's not a con. If you think a guy is selling you a real brand named bag out of the trunk of his car, for a fraction of the price it should cost, then you are just an idiot.
I think the fake gucci bag thing was his "evidence" that he was a "con man". Obviously its absurd. Selling fake Gucci bags as a kid doesn't make you a con man. It might be technically illegal, I don't know, but the Gucci is the only victim. They didn't say he was telling people the bags were real. In 99.99% of instances where fake bags like that are sold, its very obvious to the buyer that they are buying a knockoff bag. It's not a con. If you think a guy is selling you a real brand named bag out of the trunk of his car, for a fraction of the price it should cost, then you are just an idiot.
I pawned something once in my life, a nearly new metal detector, worth $400, they gave me $25. Never pawned another thing. If you think these guys really give you "fair value" for your items, forget it. How do you think they got rich, from the show? Fraid not. Now they are richer selling their t-shirts than actually doing pawns.
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Mr Somach whether or not Rick is a con man is irrelevant. The only thing more fake than Rick's supposed Gucci bag career is Pawn Stars. THE WHOLE SHOW IS FAKE. The customers who bring in stuff they found in their grandpa's attic are paid actors. The mechandise is borrowed from genuine collectors for the fake bargaining.
Just watched the rerun of Coke machine restoration. I might not have the best eyesight, but I can see the restored machine and the one Rick brought in were not the same machine. If you look at the old one it has a different radius to the top and the coin box is different. I like most of this show, but I don't like having the wool pulled over my eyes!
Watch that rerun again and pay very careful attention to who is selling the beat up old coke machine in the first place....it's rick dales brother. Haha!
It's a business to make money as Rick's catch phrase always emphasizes. If he did some illegal stuff to get where he is, there are idiots who bought those counterfeit gucci bags. Ever heard of buyer beware? Those who buy Gucci in my opinion are ppl who don't know what to do with their money anyways. There is buyer beware, there is an idiot born every minute, and if it doesn't have a guarantee- don't buy it. Tips, if the price doesn't meet what you think is fair, your choice to not take it, being Vegas- anyone who complains after the fact, words fall on deaf ears.
I cant stand the old mans voice on pawn stars, he slurrs all his words and speaks with a mouth full of spit, I also cant stand buddys voice either from that cake boss show, what do you guys think about this. If you havent noticed watch these show for a min and you to will be annoyed
I was on the show last year, I sold my 6 gold bars, and Rolex I got $513,000 for it all. If they were conning me they must of lost.
To those of you complaining about the show and it being staged, just let me say this. Yes, your wife/gf has swallowed before, knows what a BBC is and size does matter to her, she is just to nice not to laugh at you. Geezzzeee, get real and get a life.
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I was there yesterday. What a joke. It's a giant gift shop. Not even where they film it. A guy came in with something to pawn. And he was told we don't pawn here. There is a place about 4 blocks down. Don't waste your time going. Or just take a picture of the sign, that's all from this store that's on the show.
Apparently you went to the wrong place! I was on the show and have been to the shop many times and have pawn items. But of course there are filming times. You don't just show up and there are always somebody there to film what you brought in but it happened to me even though I had to wait a couple hours to film. It was a great experience and worth the wait.
You sir are a liar! If you were on the show you would know that they film in a different location like those of us who live in Vegas know.
I was there, and they were filming. It was a year ago, and the owners were not visible but they were doing closeups of some Star Wars merchandise that had come in.
I agree, not the same place that we see on the show
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I think it's nice that rick and his dad joke about his kid taking over. I also like the little skits when they pretend they're upset with Corey. Chub lee and Corey are pretty well the poster boys of the all American dream, eat everything in sight, take alot of mind altering drugs , buy a bunch of shit with other peoples money, and get to be on tv. I have a friend who has a mentally challenged son and it's no laughing matter, but somehow rick has turned his sons mental shortcomings into the funniest thing on the history channel. Tell your dad to f&):@$ck off again Corey, it's perfect.
ALL Pawn shop owners/employees con you (or TRY to con you) out of $$, not just the guy's on Pawn Stars, that's their frigging JOB, to make lots and lots of MONEY! With that said, Rick Sr seems pretty well educated in US History and well versed for someone who left school to go make 2k per week!.. I did like to watch the show once in a while just to see the antique and weird crap all these broke-ass, illiterate, trailer-failure morons bring in, but I quit watching cause I just couldn't stand stupid Chumlee who is a complete fucking retard! I WISH they would shit-can that big retarded sack of dog shit, I have never seen anyone that fucking brain-dead stupid in my entire life, even scripted you just cant be that fucking DUMB! That retarded, inbred, overgrown, dumb fuck has absolutely NO brains whatsoever and never does what he's told and has NO manners or class, If I EVER spoke out to my employers the way he constantly does I would have been out on the street jobless!, he should be fired and should also be butt-fucked for 72 hours straight by a big black Rhino with AIDS!! I like the Old Man, he's a fucking hoot and reminds me of my late grand father who would tell you like it is and never had any problem telling folks where they, and the fucking camel they rode in on could go straight back to! LOL .. Rick Jr (Hoss) is totally useless to the show and annoying, I'll bet he and asshead Chumlee gurgle each others gay ass-jizz-blasts every night, their a real pair of fucking Shrimp boat pirates! LMFAO! NoOcH!
I agree with you, but look what happened to Sam Rothstein(from Casino Movie), when he fired the dumb ass Mormon Kid from his Casino-he was run out of town! (Las Vegas) Well, the same will happen to the Harrisons, if they canned Chumlee, they have to employ him. He's Mormon Royalty(Russell Family), no Chumlee no show!
I agree, that stupid, lazy,greased haired dumb ass needs to go. I used to watch the show, but not anymore since it has gotten real stupid by still employing that stupid lazy greasy ass. And for Corey where did they come up with big hoss? He is nothing more than another fat lazy cock****sucker that is just a useless as his buddy.corey is no bigger than 5'9" and weighs about 200#s and so out of shape he couldn't whip dumbass's ass out of a wet paper sack. But all we can do is stop watching the show and put these lowlife pricks out of business, but there are way too many people that watch the show that would be impossible! By the way LOVE THE OLD MAN
lol! angry much? shrimp boat pirates, funniest shit i heard/seen all day
Hahahahaha
Calling from England your totally spot on I can't add anything (well just a couple of lines! you said it all they are a bunch of shit eating scum sucking pigs (I think you missed that line. BIG hoss (big fucking eater! probably eats his own and only friend chumlie (eats anything that moves or doesn't! chump sorry chumlie was 10 ft tall until BIG fucking hoss started chewing on him. What a laugh man.
I hate when people make assumptions when they're *suprise* criticizing and judging others. You're obviously clueless when it comes to Cory and Chumlee. They're both very smart, educated people. Your comment on their weight is typical for so many reasons. It's also pretty funny now too. Since you made the comment, a year ago, both guys have lost (and continue to lose) quite a bit of weight.
Its just a show chum lee is playing a part for the show, he actually has a bachelors degree in business, from Nevada state university. So your the fucking retard to take this show so fucking literal, DUMB ASS!!
Dumbass morons who I went to school with barely graduated high school, but still managed to receive degrees in various fields. A college degree means absolutely nothing!
you are classless. Make something of your self and stop dragging everyone else down.
To the author of the article, you are a FUCKING MORON. Who gives a shit if he sold some fake Gucci bags as a kid? I would too if it got me $2k a week. Also, to all of you other people commenting on this, you are also morons. Pawn stars is a good show. Of course it's staged and there is a lot of noticeable crap to it, but what show isn't staged nowadays? Quit being nitpicking little faggots.

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