WASHINGTON - Maryland lawmakers are trying to even the playing field for sports fans and concertgoers by banning automatic purchases of large blocks of tickets, which drives up the price for consumers.
The House passed a version of the bill Friday, which outlaws automated ticket buying software. This software is used to purchase blocks of tickets automatically and repetitively.
The computer-driven traffic often pushes out individuals trying to buy a few tickets to an event.
The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition applauded lawmakers' work.