2020 Secondary Ticket Marketplace, Guide to US Ticket Resale Regulations

    View Author January 2020

    Due to popular demand and positive response, we are pleased to present the third edition of our Secondary Ticket Marketplace, Guide to US Ticket Resale Regulations for 2020. This guide summarizes the various US state and local legal requirements with respect to the resale of tickets.

    What was once a small offline industry of ticket resellers, or “scalpers,” as they are commonly known, has grown into a multibillion-dollar online business, attracting the attention of US regulators at the federal, state and local levels – for example, in 2019, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to examine consumer protection issues in the online event ticketing marketplace. And, while some common themes have developed in the regulations in recent years, there is significant variation in the regulatory scheme from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

    This guide provides an overview of existing and new regulations and helps navigate requirements surrounding the secondary ticket marketplace.

    The 2020 Secondary Ticket Marketplace, Guide to US Ticket Resale Regulations is authored by Laura D. Nemeth, a Corporate partner with more than 10 years of experience advising clients in the ticketing industry.