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Overdue laws to protect AFL fans from ‘sophisticated’ scalpers

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Ticket scalpers caught out reselling tickets at more than 10 per cent above the purchase price will be targeted under tough new laws.

The AFL final series and the Anzac Day match will become declared events under Victoria’s anti-scalping laws, giving police the power to issue fines of between $800 and $480,000.

The Australian Open is also expected to be added to the list.

President of the AFL Fans Association Gerry Eeman told 3AW Breakfast people will pay exorbitant amounts for a seat.

“Last year for the Grand Final I heard about people paying well into the thousand,” he said.

He said scalpers were running sophisticated operations, using software to to buy hundreds of tickets to sell them at an inflated price.

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