Poker Pro Indicted For Alleged Fraud Against Ticket Operation’s Investors
Tickets to the world’s two most popular football events – the Super Bowl and World Cup – are at the center of an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury this week against a California man, according to the Orange County Register. Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli was charged... Read more
Vivid Seats Joins Internet Association Trade Group
Internet Association today welcomed Vivid Seats, the largest independent online ticket marketplace, as its newest member, adding to the organization’s growing list of e-commerce members. “Vivid Seats is at the forefront of the peer-to-peer economy leveraging the internet to enhance consumer choice and change the way people shop for... Read more
Beyhive Slams Ticketmaster After OTR Tour II Presale Meltdown
Beyonce and Jay-Z fans (particularly the notorious fan army of “Beyhive” denizens) are riled up after Wednesday’s presale for the upcoming On The Run II Tour saw major system collapses, costing some fans prime seats when the lights went out. Tickets for members of the Beyhive fan club were... Read more
Ontario Man “Heartbroken” After Ticketmaster Cancels “Double-Sold” Seat
A Welland, Ontario man was thrilled when he scored a floor ticket to see Paul Simon – his favorite musician – on his farewell tour. That joy turned to heartbreak two weeks later, when he received word from Ticketmaster that his seat was double-booked and he was the unlucky recipient of... Read more
Monster Jam, Elton John and Hamilton Steal No. 1 Spots On February Top Selling Events
Elton John, Monster Jam, and Hamilton ruled the roost in February, according to data from Ticket Club. The rocking pianist was the best-selling concert for the shortest month of the year, while Monster Jam anchored sports and Hamilton continued its domination of the theatre world. It was no surprise... Read more
Proposed Law in Utah Protects Consumers, Resellers from Vindictive Cancellations
A proposed law in Utah aims to protect people on the secondary ticketing market – both those purchasing tickets, and those selling extras. The bill, called the Consumer Ticket Protection Amendments has already passed the state’s House of Representatives and reportedly has strong support in the senate, where it... Read more
Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Yankees in Ticket Suit
A New York judge sided with a ticket broker that filed a lawsuit against the New York Yankees, issuing a temporary restraining order on Tuesday preventing the team from selling 49 of 52 tickets the club had canceled earlier this year. The brokers, of Maryland-based ASC Ticket Co., argue... Read more
Super Bowl LII Dominates February Top 40 Best-Selling Events
The second month of 2018 welcomed sales from sports, theatre, and musical performances – but was undeniably dominated by Super Bowl LII.  It’s hard to be surprised by this news; the biggest sporting event across the country has over 100 million TV viewers. Getting up-close to the action however,... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Fraud in New York
Billy McFarland, would-be promoter and architect of both the Fyre Festival debacle and a failed ticket brokering operation, has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and could face up to ten years in prison. “I deeply regret my actions, and I apologize to my investors, team, family... Read more
Ticket Tax to Benefit Emergency Personnel Pushed by Michigan State Sen.
A State Sen. in Michigan is pushing for an event ticket tax that would reportedly be used to fund police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel in the city of Detroit, according to a story on Sen. Coleman Young II, who represents the city, introduced the proposed law, called... Read more