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Old 06.04.2017, 03:44 PM
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The NFL Live events are likely to sell out (as the London one already has) despite the restrictions that are being imposed, so the touts would have made a nice profit on that one if they had been allowed to. Showing a driving licence or bus pass as you enter is hardly going to slow things down and putting your credit card in a slot while your ticket is scanned at Wembley would be just as simple.
This comparison is pretty ridiculous. A small evening event in a conference centre vs. a near 90,000 capacity stadium???

Checking IDs or creditcards at a major event with the majority of fans trying to enter shortly before kickoff would be chaos. Some festivals can get away with it, but only because people enter over a period of hours.

Suggesting it would be simple to add a credit card validation at the same time as ticket scanning is beyond naive.
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Old 07.04.2017, 08:23 AM
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This comparison is pretty ridiculous. A small evening event in a conference centre vs. a near 90,000 capacity stadium???

Checking IDs or creditcards at a major event with the majority of fans trying to enter shortly before kickoff would be chaos. Some festivals can get away with it, but only because people enter over a period of hours.

Suggesting it would be simple to add a credit card validation at the same time as ticket scanning is beyond naive.
Plus there is no incentive for any party to only allow people who bought the tickets to attend the Wembley games and stop touts. These events are organised by NFLUK but I imagine the NFL itself in the US has more control over the IS games.

Ticketmaster etc make a killing from resale sites and are official resale partners of the NFL so presumably pay the league so they're making out of this as well.

I agree with Stocksy's principal that tickets should legally only be allowed to be sold for face value or less but it'll never happen. Government are just trying to make it look like they're doing something until it dies down and people find something else to rally against.

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Old 07.04.2017, 01:26 PM
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Plus there is no incentive for any party to only allow people who bought the tickets to attend the Wembley games and stop touts. These events are organised by NFLUK but I imagine the NFL itself in the US has more control over the IS games.

Ticketmaster etc make a killing from resale sites and are official resale partners of the NFL so presumably pay the league so they're making out of this as well.

I agree with Stocksy's principal that tickets should legally only be allowed to be sold for face value or less but it'll never happen. Government are just trying to make it look like they're doing something until it dies down and people find something else to rally against.
In football (soccer) the ban on touting tickets is linked to public safety, and needing to know who is using that ticket. It doesn't relate to the financial aspect.

For concerts, NFL etc it seems that nobody really cares who is using the ticket, just the principal of paying 'face' value.

There are very few products where it's justifiable for government to get involved in regulating buying and selling practices at consumer level.
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