AFL scalpers in crosshairs
VICTORIAN-BASED AFL finals will for the first time be targeted by tough new antiscalping laws.
The finals games as well as next year’s Anzac Day clash have been declared major events, making it illegal for people to re-sell tickets for more than 10 per cent of face value. Previously, only the AFL grand final was subject to the law.
“We’re putting fans first – these laws deter unscrupulous scalpers and make sure fans can watch their teams play in the biggest games,” acting Major Events Minister Philip Dalidakis said in a statement.