US lawmakers relaunch Congressional Gaming Caucus
US Representatives Bennie Thompson and Guy Reschenthaler have relaunched the Congressional Gaming Caucus, a bipartisan body that aims to represent the gaming industry’s interests on Capitol Hill.
The Caucus, which will be led by Mississippi Democrat Thompson and Pennsylvania Republican Reschenthaler, will comprise of more than 30 members from states across the country.
It aims to serve as a platform to discuss federal issues related to the US casino industry, as well as educating fellow Congresspeople on related regulatory and legislative matters.
“Over the last several decades, the U.S. gaming industry has expanded beyond traditional gaming markets in Nevada and New Jersey to benefit new communities, including those in southwestern Pennsylvania,” Reschenthaler commented.
“I’m proud to relaunch this caucus, which will provide a valuable forum for advancing policies that allow the gaming industry to grow and spur economic development in districts like mine.”
Thompson highlighted the gaming industry’s social and economic footprint, noting that 88% of US adults viewed gambling as an acceptable form of entertainment.
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