ATM Concert Ticketing To Debut

Tickets.com to launch automated ticket pickup service in Las Vegas

As part of a push to bring event ticketing into the Information Age, Tickets.com

will begin providing concert ticket pickup at automated teller machines at some

banks in the Las Vegas area in early March. Tickets for events at various Las

Vegas venues — including the Thomas & Mack Center and Sam Boyd Stadium

— can be purchased by phone or online (www.tickets.com), then printed out

at one of 15 Bank of America ATMs in the area. For security, the system uses

credit-card number verification, as well as encryption technology developed for

the U.S. Postal Service. An individualized bar code printed on the ticket

carries user information and is meant to prevent counterfeiting. A spokesperson

for Tickets.com said if the launch is successful, nationwide ATM ticketing will

follow.