Photo and information by Layne Herpin with St Landry Parish Government
OPELOUSAS, LA – On December 17, Evangeline Downs officially hosted a ceremony that opened their new sports book called The Fanduel Sportsbook. Those in attendance at the ceremony were Parish President Jessie Bellard, Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsondor, Evangeline Downs staff, and former Saints and LSU running back, Dalton Hilliard. Dalton Hilliard was the first person to place a bet at the new SportsBook. This is among one of the first sports books opening in Louisiana, since the vote for sports betting in the majority of parishes in Louisiana was passed in 2020.