Guest Don Stevens, the Racetrack Announcer at Delta Downs in Vinton, joins hosts Brady and Jillian on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss Delta Downs’ numerous entertainment offerings from horse racing to the casino, sportsbook and dining options on property.

This episode marks a new chapter for Louisiana's Playground as the podcast welcomes KPLC-TV Anchor and Assistant News Director Jillian Corder as its new co-host.


Don Stevens is Delta Downs’ Racetrack announcer. After his first live horse race at the age of 13, Stevens developed a lifelong passion for the Sport of Kings.  

In 2003, Stevens was given the opportunity to join Boyd Gaming at Delta Downs in Vinton, and for the past 20 years he’s become a fixture at the track in Southwest Louisiana.  

His exciting race calls and informative handicapping, while hosting the track’s nightly simulcast show, have entertained fans and given them plenty of winning tickets to cash over the years. 


The Tin Lizard Bar & Grill features a wide range of tasty sharables, craft brews, creative cocktails, and daily specials. Located at the entrance of Delta Downs, you will be transported into a casually elegant dining experience with golden chandeliers and comfortable seating.

Try an array of Southwest Louisiana comfort food such as gumbo, boudin egg rolls with pepper jack chipotle ranch, blackened crawfish queso, a wide variety of wings or baby back ribs. Finish off your meal with delicious, sweet treats like apple crisp (with cinnamon sugar apples, pecan crumble topping and vanilla bean ice cream), or an imaginative presentation of the classic s'mores favorite with warm milk chocolate covered with toasted marshmallows in a mini cast iron skillet - just to name a few!