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NFL Announces 1,000 Super Bowl Tickets are Nontransferable

The Star-Ledger reports 1,000 Super Bowl XLVIII lottery tickets will be restricted to purchasers and nontransferable.

However, a bill pending in the New Jersey Legislature would outlaw such restricted tickets.

“If you win the lottery, you should have the right to do with it what you want,” the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Raymond Lesniak said. “If the winners want to sell their tickets, God bless them. I don’t have a problem with that.”

For the full story, click here: Super Bowl 2014: Pending N.J. bill would ban sale of restricted tickets


Bill Prohibiting Ticket-Buying Bots Signed into Law in California

The Los Angeles Times reports California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will ban usage of ticket-buying bots, (software used to jump the virtual box office line and scoop up high-demand concert tickets).

Once the law takes effect, Jan. 1, bot users could face up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,500.

For the full story, click here: California ban on ticket-buying ‘bots’ is signed into law


Ticketing Service Fees may be Unavoidable

The Star-Ledger reports a New Jersey fan seeking tickets to a show at Wellmont Theater in Montclair could not reach anyone at the venue’s box office. The disgruntled fan had little choice but to buy tickets through Ticketmaster and hand over the associated service fees.

“It’s a monopoly,” he said. “They used to say it’s not a monopoly because you can go to the box office. But now it’s the only way to go.”

For the full story, click here: Ticket shock: Limited box office hours mean service fees are almost unavoidable