Details are sketchy, but city officials told the Daily News this week that they are monitoring the Chicago case to see if there are any similarities with their regulations. Last year, New York State repealed its anti-scalping laws making it legal to resell tickets in the state.
New York City doesn’t have the same kind of Amusement Tax that Chicago has, and in fact, while New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has supported a free market for ticket brokers and others, he believes obtaining tax revenue on resold tickets would be difficult in some cases.
Sean Pate, spokesperson for StubHub, told TicketNews that the company would not comment on such legal matters. “We would hope this type of activity is limited to one city only,” he said.