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“We just don’t have the same laws that New York has,” said Wogslund.Among the differences: Minnesota doesn’t require ticket brokers to be licensed.The report also targeted: • “Bot” scalpers who use computer programs illegally to hack Ticketmaster’s security systems and buy bundles of the best seats.
There are no repercussions.” Where the laws stand Ben Wogslund, spokesman for Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, said state officials are limited in combating the problems cited in the New York report.
Ticket-scalping laws are looser here, he said, and enforcement is left to county officials who have other priorities.
“All it does is hurt the fans.” Actually, fans are doing a lot of the scalping themselves.
“In this day and age, fans aren’t stupid,” said Jay Gabbert, a Minneapolis broker with Metro Tickets.
There was a whole row of 26 seats for sale on Stub Hub to the Beyoncé show, a Live Nation promotion.