September 7, 2016

Hearing Scheduled To Discuss Fight Against BOTS

Recently US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act (S. 3183). The legislation is intended to put an end to the growing practice of ticket scam operations that utilize software to poach tickets to in-demand events and drive up prices for consumers.

“Scalpers have long been driving up ticket prices and harming consumers, but their methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated,” said Sen. Moran. “It’s hard enough to get tickets to high-profile events without the added struggle of having to battle bots online. My legislation seeks to put an end to this practice, and I plan to chair a hearing on this important legislation next week as we work to protect consumers from fraud and level the playing field for all Americans.”

“We support any bill that allows Kansas patrons equal access to all tickets that are available for our events,” said InTrust Bank Arena (Wichita, Kan.) General Manager A.J. Boleski. “Those that use computer programs to circumvent ticketing systems protocols should not be able to acquire large quantities of tickets only to put them out for resell to the general public at a higher price.”

StubHub supports Senator Moran in his attempt to pass this legislation and create a level ticket-buying playing field for fans everywhere.  Senator Moran will convene a hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to discuss the BOTS Act.