The World Series of Politics has made history by welcoming its very first Congresswoman, Representative Dina Titus, as she joins Brandt Iden and Brendan Bussmann.
Representing Nevada’s 1st congressional district and serving as the co-chair of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, Representative Titus is a crucial advocate for the gaming industry at the federal level. She is leading the charge to repeal the 0.25% federal excise tax on sports betting handle, which currently goes into the General Fund instead of being used to combat illegal gambling. She argues that cutting the tax would allow legal businesses to better compete against offshore operators by offering a more attractive product.
However, Representative Titus is not in favor of the Gambling Addiction Recovery, Investment, and Treatment Act (GRIT Act), which aims to reallocate the tax to treating problem gambling. She believes that the bill’s sponsors have not consulted with the Gaming Caucus and it disregards state legislation, which nearly always mandates problem gambling funding.
In an episode of the World Series of Politics, listeners can hear directly from Representative Titus on gaming expansion, tackling the black market, and raising player protection standards.
Representative Titus’ addition to the World Series of Politics marks a significant step forward for the event, as it continues to provide a platform for important discussions and insights from key figures in the political and gaming world.