Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) will co-chair the Congressional Gaming Caucus in the 118th Congress. The Caucus in this session will include eliminating discriminatory taxes, raising the slot tax threshold, cracking down on illegal operators, and informing members from across the country about issues related to gaming policy and advocating for policies to promote responsible and safe gaming.
According to the American Gaming Association, more than half of American adults (57%, 146 million) live where sports betting is legal. And by one estimate, more than 100 million legal online sports bets were placed over Super Bowl weekend, a record total.
Sports betting is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and 163 congressional districts have casinos operating in them.
“I’m grateful to Representatives Reschenthaler and Titus for their leadership in reintroducing the bipartisan Congressional Gaming Caucus. The AGA and our members look forward to working with the Caucus and new Congress to ensure sensible tax policy and combat predatory, illegal gambling. These issues are critical to a thriving industry and when gaming thrives, so do communities in 44 states across the country,” said Bill Miller, President & CEO of the American Gaming Association.