CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois will soon have sports betting, and Chicago will have a casino, thanks to the State Senate which approved a gambling measure 46-10.

The Senate also approved a number of tax and fee hikes to finance a $45 billion state construction program.

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Both plans now head to Gov. JB Pritzker, who has voiced his support and excitement for the bills.

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“What the skeptics failed to realize is that no obstacle can dwarf the transformative power of a state government and legislature that stands up for working families,” Pritzker said.

Revenue from gambling could generate as much as $700 million in the first year. That would be earmarked for things like construction and building repairs.

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Thousands of gambling positions could be added to existing casinos and horse racing tracks.