The World Series of Politics welcomes its first-ever congresswoman: Representative Dina Titus joins Brandt Iden and Brendan Bussmann.

As a representative of Nevada’s 1st Congressional District and co-chair of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, she is a key industry stakeholder at the federal level.

Fight against consumption tax

Rep. Titus is also leading the push to eliminate the 0.25% federal excise tax on sports betting.

Dina Titus serves as the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District

The money is deposited into the general fund and is not used to combat illegal gambling. Why not reduce the tax and allow legal companies to better compete with offshore operators by offering a more attractive product, she asks.

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GRIT is not the solution

However, the representative is an opponent of the Gambling Addiction Recovery, Investment, and Treatment Act (GRIT Act), which aims to direct this tax toward treating problem gambling.

The bill’s sponsors did not consult with the Gaming Caucus, she tells the World Series of Politics, and disregarded state law that almost always mandates funding for problem gambling.

Listen to the full episode to hear directly from Representative Titus about expanding gaming, combating the black market, and raising player protection standards.