One of the companies vying to operate a south-central Kansas casino has added a deal to help teachers to its proposal.


One of the companies vying to operate a south-central Kansas casino has added a deal to help teachers to its proposal.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Peninsula Gaming said Tuesday that it will give teachers in Sumner County and the Mulvane school district $500 a year to help them buy classroom supplies.

The Dubuque, Iowa-based company is competing against Ada, Okla.-based Global Gaming Partners to build and manage the Kansas Star Casino, Hotel, Event Center near Mulvane.

Peninsula Gaming would pay teachers from an annual $1.5 million educational scholarship program.

The proposed program already includes a $100 credit for back-to-school supplies for all kindergarten to 12th-grade students in the county and Mulvane districts. Plus, graduating seniors who plan to attend college would get $1,000 scholarships.