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tout

1. 
a. a person who spies on racehorses so as to obtain betting information to sell
b. a person who sells information obtained by such spying
2. a person who sells tickets unofficially for a heavily booked sporting event, concert, etc., at greatly inflated prices
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TICKET touts are being targeted by police as the city prepares to host Olympic football matches at the Ricoh Arena.
And Bruce, 58 - a well-known ticket tout, fixed it all.
But yesterday ticket touts did not seem to be getting it all their own way.
TICKETMASTER gained great plaudits for vowing "zero tolerance" of ticket touts after vultures descended on the One Love Manchester gig.
UNDERCOVER fraud officers arrested two suspected ticket touts in an operation to target organised gangs in the run-up to the Olympics.
Sajid Javid, the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, has spoken out against the bill, suggesting that the measures would be unfair to the "small man or honest ticket tout who has bought their ticket legitimately".
A TICKET tout who sold fake Liverpool tickets for six times the real price has been banned from all football games for four years.
He urged MPs to support "the small man or the honest ticket tout who has bought their tickets legitimately and offers them for sale, making a profit for themselves, as opposed to the corporation making those profits".
POLICE are investigating Manchester United security chief Ned Kelly's business dealings over the last 10 years - after the Sunday Mirror exposed him as a ticket tout.
MILLIONAIRE ticket tout Julien Lavallee is banned from plying his trade at home in Quebec.
It's been a grim year for crooked ticket tout Michael Rangos, who first graced this column more than a decade ago.
When demand outweighs supply, it means a fertile breeding ground for the most hated element in modern sport - the ticket tout.