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A ticket warning for AFL fans as scalpers wise up

Macquarie National News
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Scalpers are thumbing their nose at the state government and AFL, still selling big-game tickets for hundreds of dollars.

Next month’s Anzac Day clash will be the big first test of the new laws, but it seems a potential loophole has been exploited so tickets worth $27 are being sold for more than $400.

The Herald Sun reports some re-sale websites have found a way around the new rules by selling a voucher for a pre-game function as well as a ticket to the game.

Sports Minister Martin Pakula last night confirmed the State Government was looking into the matter.

He has warned that tickets sold as part of an unauthorised function package may end up being cancelled.

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the AFL will continue to work with the state government to make improvements.

“I think we’ve worked pretty well to deal with scalping, generally,” he told Neil Mitchell.

Click PLAY to hear more form AFL boss Gil McLachlan this morning

Macquarie National News
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