StubHub Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging RICO Violations
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit where the company is accused of racketeering. According to Legal Newsline, Spotlight Ticket Management Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division against StubHub and Awin Global... Read more
Two “Touts” Convicted In UK For Violating Law
Two British ticket scalpers who used multiple identities and bots to buy over £4 million worth of tickets have been convicted on fraud charges. Peter Hunter and David Smith, known as Ticket Wiz and BZZ, were exposed to the public after The Guardian investigated into the secondary market in... Read more
StubHub Fined 1.3M Penalty By Canadian Competition Bureau
As part of an agreement with the Canada’s Competition Bureau, StubHub Canada Ltd. and StubHub Inc. will pay a $1.3 million penalty to correct what the Bureau found led to misleading pricing claims on their sites. After an investigation, the Bureau found that StubHub had advertised tickets on their... Read more
RATM Plans To Fight Scalpers By Scalping Own Tickets (And Donating Proceeds To Charity)
Rage Against The Machine has implemented their own plan to fight scalpers ahead of their forthcoming reunion tour. The group caused some noise in the industry when they announced a 40-date Public Service Announcement reunion tour this year – their first trek in almost ten years. However, tickets are... Read more
BBB Drops Vivid Seats’ A-Plus Rating Amid Complaints Of Ticket Billing, Delivery Issues
UPDATE (as of Monday, February 10 at 5 p.m. EST): Vivid Seats commented on the BBB’s “No Rating.”  “It is our goal that every customer has a positive experience when buying tickets from Vivid Seats, because earning the trust of millions of customers is how we were named one... Read more
SeatGeek Open Launches In UK Amid Worldwide Growth
SeatGeek, the U.S.-based secondary ticketing company, has officially launched its SeatGeek Open product in the UK amid its worldwide expansion. The open distribution product allows the company’s clients to sell tickets through a variety of websites and apps. Now that it has launched in the UK, venues and teams... Read more
Sports Events 365, Atletico Madrid Help Fans Receive Game-Day Perks
The international sports and music tickets provider, Sports Events 365, has expanded its existing ticket agreement with the leading club Atletico Madrid for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. As a part of the expansion, fans will be able to participate in some unique opportunities, like arriving before the match to... Read more
StubHub Appoints Dan Jones As Vice President of International
StubHub revealed that Dan Jones, the former Senior Vice President at Ancestry, will fill the role as Vice President of International. Jones will be based in Madrid and oversee EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. In his previous role at the genealogy website, he also served as General... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
RateYourSeats.com Enhances Ticket Buying Experience With 3D Viewing
When fans buy tickets to a concert or sporting event online, they typically are blindly choosing their seats, with no regard to what their view will actually look like. RateYourSeats.com, a secondary ticketing site, aims to change the norm and improve the ticket buying experience with new fan-forward 360º... Read more