8 men arrested at Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game on scalping complaints

Two of eight men arrested Tuesday outside Oklahoma City Arena before the Thunder's playoff game were taken to jail, police said.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: May 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm •  Published: May 4, 2011

There is no state law against scalping tickets in Oklahoma, but Oklahoma City has an ordinance that makes it illegal to sell tickets for more than a 50 cent profit, Knight said.

Listing tickets online or elsewhere for sale at a profit is legal, but the sale is considered illegal scalping if the exchange of money takes place in a jurisdiction such as Oklahoma City with a local ordinance against it, Knight said.

Scalping incidents tend to increase at high-profile sporting events like Thunder playoff games, Thunder games against marquee opponents and NCAA men's basketball tournament contests, Knight said.


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