Sam Shocket - Pawn Expo speaker

Sam Shocket

Sam Shocket

Ask the Experts: Pawnbroker to Pawnbroker

Sam Shocket opened his first pawn store in 1972. Kings Pawn, at over 12,000 sqft, is the largest jewelry only pawn operation in the country. Kings Pawn averages over 800 loan and buy transactions per day. Sam is known industry wide for developing and maintaining his own proprietary cutting-edge industry software program. He has also developed operations and compliance manuals for his stores.

Sam is a very active member of the Pawn industry. He served more than 10 years on the National Pawnbrokers Association Board of Directors. He has also served for over 40 years in various capacities on the California Pawnbrokers Association Board of Directors. Sam is a strong advocate for the pawn industry in both Sacramento and Washington, DC.