Tough new anti-scalper laws ‘not being readily enforced’ for AFL finals
Tough new anti-scalper laws need to be “readily enforced” with tickets to AFL finals being sold online at inflated prices, the AFL Fans Association says.
Under a state government crackdown, it it is illegal to sell tickets for more than 10 per cent of the face value for finals games.
But president of the association, Gerry Eeman, told Ross and John while they have seen less online scalping, it was still an issue.
“We saw one (ticket being sold) for $1500, which is just crazy. $1500 for a footy game,” he said.
“I don’t think we want to get into a situation where all seats are being auctioned off to the highest bidder, that’s not what footy is about.
“What we are seeing is (the laws) are not readily being enforced.
“You’re getting a situation you’ve got these great new laws, but unless people are gong out and starting to charge people ad the online resellers then you are not going to see the benefits of the laws.”
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