The legislation would allow competition to be statewide in light of the board's December 2010 decision to revoke the so-called Foxwoods casino license in Philadelphia after the effort failed to come on line, according to a news release.
State law has called for a certain number of casino licenses to be in Philadelphia, the board previously said.
Schroder, R-Chester County, is chairman of the House gaming oversight committee and sponsored House Bill 65. It provides for the board to initiate an auction of a revoked license within 30 days to the highest responsible bidder, the release stated.
A report commissioned by state Treasurer Rob McCord and released last year found York County to be a potentially lucrative new site for a casino compared with other potential takers.
Operating gaming facilities brought in tax revenue of about $1.28 billion from slot machines and about $81.4 million from table games in the 2010-11 fiscal year.