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
Viagogo Fights Back Against Proposed Irish Ticketing Laws
The resale ticketing site Viagogo is calling out the Irish government for its proposed laws governing ticket touting. Viagogo reportedly issued a legal memorandum to Irish government ministers, noting that the laws, which seek to ban the above-face value resale of tickets and end bot software, are “repugnant” to... Read more
Ireland Government Questions Benefits Of Proposed Anti-Resale Legislation
Ireland’s government was reportedly going to back legislation regarding a law that would outlaw ticket resale at any price more than face value, but after a meeting this past weekend, it looks like the proposal will not move forward. In 2017, the Prohibition of Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced,... Read more
Juventus President’s Ban for Ticket Scandal Revoked
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was handed a one-year ban in September for selling tickets to ultra fans, but the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has reversed the ban this week, reports ESPN. Agnelli had originally been banned for one year from all football activity and fined €20,000 for “violating sporting integrity and... 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