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Michael Cohl Pours Cold Water On Ticket Bots Controversy

The global live events impresario pours water on the myth of bots buying ducats. Pre-sales and holdbacks are the drains on the game. 

Michael Cohl Pours Cold Water On Ticket Bots Controversy

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“By the time [fan club presales, VIPs, “friends and family” and other holdbacks are] all done, if you’re limited to four tickets per purchase, it’s approximately 6,500 people (over two nights at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre where Elton John is playing that will get tickets,” he said. “You’re only going to have 6,000 to 9,000 ticket buyers (who get through) and you could have 300,000 trying … So the idea that people will just immediately say, ‘Well, it sold out in a minute and a half and it’s cheating’ — that’s total crap. Of course, it had to sell out instantly. Supply and demand — period. That is never going to change — bots or no bots.” – Michael Cohl, Toronto Sun


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