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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 in football has been a notoriously difficult issue to police as the same faces offering tickets at greatly inflated prices have operated at grounds for years.
'We urge the public to inform the police who are on duty immediately if there is a ticket tout in the stadium area.
It is believed ticket touts cost the Jockey Club PS1 million each year at big events at t heir r a c e c o u r s e s , s u c h a s t h e Cheltenham Festival, the Derby meeting at Epsom and the Grand National at Aintree.
One said: "Greedy ticket touts are flogging tickets for sold out @george_ ezra on @viagogo for PS238.
"To try to ensure fans had the best chance to get tickets for this show and to prevent their resale at inflated prices by ticket touts the ticket purchaser's name is printed on all tickets.
He added: "There will be ticket touts and unofficial sites selling and trading in tickets.
Vera Solomon posted: "@jk-rowling @ HPPlayLDN still queuing for #CursedChild tix and ticket touts already reselling tickets for PSPSPSPS how is this ok?" Jude Harley added: "Resale already at PS1800 for #CursedChild ...
Managers of artists including Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, One Direction, Iron Maiden and Ed Sheeran have joined up with leading agents, promoters and music trade bodies to sign declaration against online ticket touts. The Alliance, launched this week, is calling on the Government to protect consumers and enforce consumer protection law.
TICKET touts are in danger of ruining singer Adele's comeback tour for thousands of fans, an MP has warned.
GREEDY ticket touts are already selling tickets for Rugby World Cup events at inated prices - even though the contest doesn't start until September NEXT YEAR.
London, July 30 ( ANI ): The UK police has warned people to watch out for ticket touts after making 18 arrests since the start of the Olympic Games.
The head of the Metropolitan Police s Operation Podium, Detective Superintendent Nick Downing, said: "My team has been working tirelessly to clamp down on ticket touts.