Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) announced that she and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) would again co-chair the Congressional Gaming Caucus in the 118th Congress. The Caucus performs the critical role of informing members from across the country about issues related to gaming policy and advocating for policies to crack down on illegal operators and promote responsible and safe gaming.
“Las Vegas’s gaming industry has set the national gold standard, which has been followed across the country as gaming has expanded. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, I look forward to working with Rep. Reschenthaler and our colleagues in a bipartisan way to help well-regulated gaming markets flourish and incentivize economic development in District One and across the country,” said Rep. Titus.
"2022 was a record-breaking year for gaming, smashing all previous revenue totals in the industry,” said Rep. Reschenthaler. “I am proud to lead the Congressional Gaming Caucus alongside Rep. Dina Titus to strengthen policies on Capitol Hill to create good-paying jobs, drive economic development, and increase investments in districts across our nation."
“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.
With the explosive growth of legalized sports betting, a burgeoning national casino presence, and record wagering on Super Bowl LVII, the Congressional Gaming Caucus’s high-profile work this session will include eliminating discriminatory taxes, raising the slot tax threshold, and cracking down on illegal operators.
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.