WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eleven United Way organizations representing major gaming jurisdictions nationwide - Atlantic City, N.J., Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss.; Davenport, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Lake Charles, La.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Peoria, Ill.; New Orleans, La.; Tunica, Miss.; and Vicksburg, Miss. - gathered today on Capitol Hill to honor the gaming industry for its charitable contributions. The gaming industry is the first industry to be recognized by local United Way organizations for its generous philanthropy.