Reschenthaler restarts caucus supporting U.S. gaming industry

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) this week reinitiated the Congressional Gaming Caucus for the 116th Congress.

“I’m proud to relaunch this caucus,” Rep. Reschenthaler said, “which will provide a valuable forum for advancing policies that allow the gaming industry to grow and spur economic development in districts like mine.”

Rep. Reschenthaler and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) officially restarted the caucus and will be co-chairs. Comprised of more than 30 members of Congress, the caucus will serve as a platform to discuss federal policy issues related to the U.S. gaming industry and to educate congressional colleagues on related regulatory and legislative matters, according to information provided by Rep. Reschenthaler’s office.

America’s $261 billion gaming industry is a national economic engine and job creator that employs nearly two million workers, according to the congressman’s office.

“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,” said Rep. Reschenthaler.

Rep. Thompson noted that “more than 88 percent of American adults” view gaming as an acceptable form of entertainment.

The relaunch of the Congressional Gaming Caucus is supported by the American Gaming Association.