Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Make Plans to Counter Ticket Scalping
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee has announced plans to counter ticket scalping ahead of the event, Reuters reported this week. The committee is especially fearful of massive ticket buyouts and inflated resale for the 2020 games given the scalping ring that slowed ticket sales for the... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Heads to Australia 2019
With popularity and ticket-buying difficulty that rivals the likes of Hamilton, the first ever on-stage Harry Potter production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has already announced it will head to Melbourne, Australia in 2019. The show- based on a screenplay that marks the eighth story in J.K. Rowling’s... Read more
New South Wales Passes Ticket Resale Bill
Following their announcement of intent to change ticket resale laws, New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to outlaw the use of ticket bots, among other legislation and a promise of some pretty steep fines if broken. “I’m sick and tired of consumers being taken for... Read more
BC Government Talks Ticket Legislation
Following in the footsteps of their east coast counterpart, the British Columbia government has announced they will look into reforming legislation around event ticket sales after a Pink show in Vancouver sold out in minutes and angered BC fans. After months of promises to look into ticket laws by... Read more
Ontario Announces Consumer Protection Bill with New Ticket Sale Rules
After the outcry from fans who could not score tickets to last year’s The Tragically Hip (possibly) farewell tour, Ontario government promised to look into reforming ticket resale legislation. Today, Ontario announced they will move forward with plans to reform, and grouped ticket resale in with a number of... Read more
Viagogo Named a Worst-Performing Product in Australian Shonky Awards
Australian product testing and review company CHOICE just announced the “winners” of its 12th annual Shonky Awards, which aims to “name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers”. Viagogo was one of eight winners highlighted this year. Its award? “The Shonky Award for…Dodgy practices... Read more
Manchester United Will Hire Full-Time “Ticket Tout” Officer
Manchester United reportedly plans to hire a full-time ‘ticket touting and compliance officer’ to crack down on black market ticket sales, says The Daily Mail. They will be the first English football club to employ someone for solely this purpose. Unwanted tickets for Manchester United games at Old Trafford... Read more
Ticketmaster Sues Broker for Illegal Bot Use
On Monday, New York Daily News reports that Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit against Prestige Entertainment, a Connecticut-based broker who they allege used illegal technology to scoop up huge quantities of the most in-demand tickets in a matter of minutes for the purpose of resale above face value. Ticketmaster began... Read more
Rolling Stone Gets the Story Wrong Again: Adele IS Scalping Her Own Tickets
Rolling Stone recently reported that Adele was tryingto limit ticket scalpingto her shows, her manager stating that they did“everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans.”It would be nice to believe that the world is so pure and true that... Read more
Garth Brooks Teams Up with World’s Biggest Scalper – To Stop Ticket Scalping
Not too many years ago Top Class Actions and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that Ticketmaster settled a class action lawsuit for $16.5 million with irate Bruce Springsteen fans that were tricked into buying more expensive tickets on a resale website that it owned. On the day tickets... Read more