Fair Ticket Solutions in the news

Ban organisers from linking to ticket resellers, says Fair Ticket boss

Dec 6, 2017

Ontario's new ticketing legislation is destined to fail unless it bans primary sellers from redirecting tickets to secondary operators.

That's the view of Alan Gelfand, founder of Vancouver-based Fair Ticket Solutions, who, in an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail newspaper, wrote that price caps set to be included in the Ticket Sales Act that could be passed in a matter of days will not benefit consumers... Read More


Another Proposal for Protecting Consumers When It Comes to Concert Tickets

Dec 6, 2017

I've had some conversations with Alan Geland, the founder of Fair Ticket Solutions, a company based out of Vancouver that's looking to bring the sale of concert tickets (and tickets for theatre productions and sporting events) into the 21st century by proposing ideas that protect consumers... Read More


Ontario needs a live-event ticket solution for real consumer protection

Dec 4, 2017

Alan Gelfand is the founder of Fair Ticket Solutions Inc., a Vancouver-based company that has developed an authenticated ticketing and check-in platform for live events similar to the airline model... Read More


Ontario Concert Ticket Legislation Could Become Law as Early as Wednesday

Nov 24, 2017

A year-and-a-half after the country lost its collective crap over the scalping of tickets for the last Tragically Hip tour, the Ontario Government is ready with legislation designed to clamp down on ticket-buying software bots and the scalpers who use them... Read More


Authenticket Brings Airline-style Check-in To Gigs

May 4, 2017

A new authentication platform wants to introduce airline-style check-ins to concert venues in a bid to beat scalping and fake tickets. Authenticket, launched by Canada-based Fair Ticket Solutions, uses GPS and beacon technology to link purchasers and their legally-bought tickets to scanners as they enter the arena... Read More


Introducing Mandatory Check-In For Ticketing

May 2, 2017

Ticketing is encountering a lot of issues at the moment, most of which could be solved by keeping each ticket "on the grid", according to Alan Gelfand, founder and CEO of Canada-based Fair Ticket Solutions... Read More


Vancouver entrepreneur suggests software solution to ticket scalping

March 19, 2017

Vancouver entrepreneur Alan Gelfand... Read More


Mike Smyth: Ticket fraudsters should face the music

Nov 27, 2016

If you tried - and failed - to buy tickets last week to the big Bruno Mars concerts coming to Rogers Arena next summer, welcome to the club... Read More


Why Tragically Hip tickets are suddenly affordable

August 3, 2016

Tragically Hip tickets have gone from exorbitantly expensive (with some selling for as much as $5000) to much more affordable prices (think: $50)... Read More


How to Avoid Ticket Resale Scams | The Lynda Steele Show

May 30, 2016

Tragically Hip tickets sold out in minutes of going on presale this morning - and already the Hip have added another date at Rogers Arena due to super-high demand. And no wonder... Listen


Reality Check with Bruce Allen | Global News

May 3, 2016

Alan Gelfand has been talking about this for years... Listen


Billions Of Dollars Of Fraudulent Sports Tickets Are Sold Each Year And This Vancouver Startup Is Working To Solve The Issue

April 5, 2016

Ticket fraud has turned into a $4-billion-a-year illegal business, according to an estimate from Iovation, a U.S.-based fraud prevention company. Fortunately, a Vancouver tech startup believes they have found the answer to this crisis... Read More


Vancouver company hopes to combat ticket fraud with AuthenTICKET service

April 1, 2016

Ticket fraud has expanded into a $4-billion-a-year illicit business, according to an estimate from Iovation, a U.S.-based fraud prevention company... Read More


Ticket fraud all too common, expert says after Bieber fans scammed

March 13, 2016

The tales of heartbreak and frustration from Justin Bieber fans after finding out they were victims of fraudulent ticket scams were, sadly, all too common, said a Vancouver ticketing expert... Read More


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