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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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For months, the Record has been providing evidence about the scale of the touting operation.
In the digital era, the scale of touting has increased substantially.
She said that despite "clear evidence" in our columns of the problem, Sport Minister Hugh Robertson refuses to tackle ticket touting.
Of these a 57-year-old German and a 30-year-old Slovakian woman were charged with ticket touting, Scotland Yard said.
Detective Sergeant Jonathan Jones, from the Economic Crime Team, said: "Ticket touting isn't just about financial gain.
Ticket touting is nothing new, but as it takes on a 21st-century guise on the internet, more and more people seem to be taking part in it.
The group, which has particular problems with touts at Aintree, Cheltenham, Newmarket and Epsom, where the Derby meeting attracted a rash of forged tickets, has made a submission separate to the Racecourse Association as part of a Department for Culture, Media and Sport inquiry into ticket touting at sporting and cultural events.
He said last month: "Ticket touting legislation covering football matches is a necessary public order measure based on the importance of ensuring the segregation of supporters.
Republicans, angry about Sacramento foot-dragging, are touting a much tougher November ballot measure, Jessica's Law.
THE number of criminals convicted of ticket touting has slumped to a new low because so many of them now use the Internet.
The Daily Record has been campaigning for more than a year against touts and touting websites who appear to work hand in hand with huge companies like Ticket-master.
The seriousness of the problem is reflected by the Delhi government's decision in 2010 to pass an ordinance -- Delhi Prevention of Touting and Malpractices against Tourists -- that gives the police powers to seek one- year jail term or slap ` 10,000 fine on touts caught harassing foreigners.