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NSW Government moves towards halting of ticket bots
NSW Fair Trading Minister Matt Kean has pledged to halt ticket scalping technology, outlining plans to ban the use of automated bots to buy large quantities of event and concert tickets, to resell at inflated prices.
In a speech to NSW Fair Trading department staff earlier this week, Minister Kean stated “we need to address these problems because it is fair, because consumers should be safe, and because consumers should not be taken advantage of.
“Profit gougers using computers to buy tickets to concerts or grand-finals, ahead of ordinary fans - and then putting those same tickets online the same day, with a massive mark-up - undermines the public’s confidence that consumers are being put first.”
Minister Kean also spoke to Channel 7 about the NSW Government’s plans, which can be seen in the YouTube video below.
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