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'Thunder' And 'River' Point To TicketForce For Upcoming Events

LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Las Vegas' Thunder From Down Under and Arizona’s Gila River Casinos will now be using TicketForce’s Facebook Ticketing application to sell tickets to upcoming events from each brand’s own Facebook Fan pages.

Thunder From Down Under recognized the potential for increasing ticket sales on Facebook because of its social media following. The show is performed in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

"Facebook has proven to be an amazing social networking platform for Thunder From Down Under and its 15,000 + fans. It seemed like a no-brainer to be able to offer our fans tickets, especially since TicketForce’s Facebook Ticketing is simply offering a service and not taking a commission like other Las Vegas brokers usually do,” said Adam Steck, the CEO of SPI Entertainment Inc., Thunder’s parent company. “I think it’s going to be a monster, and I look forward to doing the same thing with all seven of my resident Las Vegas shows!"

Facebook Ticketing, a social media ticket sales tool that TicketForce launched in January 2011, allows event venues, independent musicians, promoters, festivals, sporting events and event marketing professionals to sell tickets securely through their brand’s Facebook Fan Page. Customers purchasing tickets never have to leave the Facebook environment.

“We are thrilled that these popular sources for entertainment are realizing the power and reach of Facebook ticketing,” said Lynne King Smith, CEO and founder of TicketForce. “It’s exciting to see venues and shows deliver a service that their customers want – and their customers most definitely want Facebook Ticketing.”

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon