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Entertainment venues switching to paperless tickets to stop scalpers

A lot of concert venues and stadiums are no longer printing paper tickets.

But Florida lawmakers say the new "electronic tickets" are too restrictive.
To get into an event, you have to show a photo ID, and the credit card you paid with.
Critics say that makes it impossible to re-sell the tickets or give them away.
But venue managers say, the rules help prevent scalping.

Ron Spencer, Leon County Civic Center
"Brokers scoop in, they actually try to sell the tickets before I even put them on sale."

Chris Grimm, Fan Freedom
"It's not the delivery method that concerns us, it's the restriction on the ticket that we have a problem with."

The bill passed the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee today.
Its next stop is the Regulatory Affairs Committee.