Southern California Gaming Guide™ Announces 2011 Reader's Choice Awards

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San Diego, CA  (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 -- The Southern California Gaming Guide™ announced today the 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming™ Reader’s Choice Awards in the ninth annual reader’s poll, conducted during July and August of 2011.

The 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader’s Choice Awards include first, second and third place winners in 23 casino and 5 slot categories, for a total of 84 awards. From of a field of 23 Southern California casinos, and thousands of slot machines, all three award places are very significant.

“In an economy that has affected entertainment spending, including casino playing, response to this year’s poll had a surprising increase. And for the first time this year, readers voted in three Loosest Slots categories: San Diego County, Palm Springs Area, and Inland Empire,” said Théon Banos Cross, publisher of Southern California’s only monthly casino and slot guide.

In addition, 45 participating readers’ ballots drawn at random received the following: an iPad 2 64 GB (the winner chose the $800 option), $400, $300, $200, and $100. And 40 participants each received a copy of the Phantom EFX Reel Deal Slots: Gods of Olympus game DVD.

The 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards are detailed in the October 2011 issue of the Southern California Gaming Guide, available free at 3700 locations in Southern California and online at TheGamingGuide.com.

The list of the 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader’s Choice Awards includes:

 Best Casino

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort

 Best Casino Resort

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  3. Pechanga Resort & Casino

 Luckiest Casino

  1. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

 Loosest Slots – San Diego County

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort

 Loosest Slots – Palm Springs Area

  1. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  2. Spotlight 29 Casino
  3. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

 Loosest Slots – Inland Empire

  1. Pechanga Resort & Casino
  2. San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
  3. Soboba Casino

 Best Service

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort

 Best Resort Rooms

  1. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  3. Pechanga Resort & Casino

Best Promotions

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Sycuan Casino
  3. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

 

Best Entertainment

  1. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
  3. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Best Buffet

  1. The Buffet – Valley View Casino & Hotel
  2. Seasons Fresh Buffet – Barona Resort & Casino
  3. The Buffet at Harrah’s Rincon

 

Best Steakhouse

  1. Barona Steakhouse  – Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Black&Blue Steakhouse - Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Fiore Steak and Seafood - Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort

Best Slots

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

Best Penny Slots

  1. Sycuan Casino
  2. Casino Pauma
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

Best Players Club

  1. Total Rewards - Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Club Barona - Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Players Club - Valley View Casino & Hotel

Best Comps

  1. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Barona Resort & Casino
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

 

Best Poker

  1. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Sycuan Casino
  3. Pechanga Resort & Casino

 

Best Dealers

  1. Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Sycuan Casino
  3. Barona Resort & Casino

 

Best Blackjack

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Sycuan Casino
  3. Valley View Casino & Hotel

 

Best Video Poker

  1. Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Valley View Casino & Hotel
  3. Casino Pauma

Best Bingo

  1. Sycuan Casino
  2. San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
  3. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

 Best Casino Spa

  1. The Spa at Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
  2. Sunstone, The Spa at Agua Caliente
  3. Spa Pechanga – Pechanga Resort & Casino

 Best Golf Course

  1. Barona Creek Golf Club – Barona Resort & Casino
  2. Eagle Falls Golf Course – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  3. Journey at Pechanga - Pechanga Resort & Casino

 

Best Video Slot

  1. Tarzan® Lord of the Jungle™
  2. Cashman Fever™
  3. Quick Hit Platinum®

 Best Penny Slot

  1. Cashman Fever™
  2. The Hangover®
  3. The Wizard of Oz™

 Best Reel Slot

  1. Blazing 7’s®
  2. 2X 10X 5X Bonus Times®
  3. Wheel of Fortune®

 

Best Progressive Slot

  1. Wheel of Fortune®
  2. Megabucks™
  3. Tarzan® Lord of the Jungle™

Best Community Slot

  1. Monopoly™ Big Event®
  2. Top Track™
  3. Reel‘em In!® Compete to Win®

 

The complete list of 2011 Reader's Choice Awards is also available online at www.TheGamingGuide.com and in the October 2011 issue of the Southern California Gaming Guide.

First published in 2002, the Southern California Gaming Guide™ is Southern California’s only monthly casino and slot guide. It is available free of charge each month at 3700 locations including, 7-Eleven, Ralphs, Food4Less, Stater Brothers, Albertsons/Sav-on, CVS Pharmacy, K-Mart, and Famima!! stores; plus, independent grocery and convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops, liquor stores, health clubs, hotels, motels, car rental agencies, tourist centers, and more in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, and Ventura Counties.

For more information contact:

Southern California Gaming Guide, P.O. Box 19267, San Diego, CA 92159

619-462-5891 FAX 619-303-7638   www.TheGamingGuide.com