The owner of the Majestic Star in Gary would have given up one of his two licenses in Gary in lieu of the fee.
The Senate Appropriations Committee took testimony on the bill last week.
Supporters of the bill say that allowing the casinos to move inland might've drawn more customers and help stave off competition from gambling expansions or possible expansions in neighboring states.
But some casinos oppose the bill, fearing they could lose business to other Indiana casinos that move inland and attract more customers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.