Barona Resort & Casino Ranks "Best Casino" in Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards

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Other Top Awards Include Loosest Slots, Best Service and Best Casino Golf Course

SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct 27, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Barona Resort & Casino has once again been ranked as the "Best Casino" in San Diego in the 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards. The results were announced in the current issue of Southern California Gaming Guide. Barona was honored with 10 first place wins and 15 honors overall -- more than any other casino.

Readers selected Barona with first place votes in the following categories: Best Casino; Best Casino Resort; Loosest Slots San Diego County; Best Service; Best Promotions; Best Slots; Best Blackjack; Best Video Poker; Best Steakhouse - Barona Steakhouse; and Best Casino Golf Course - Barona Creek Golf Club.

"We are truly honored to be recognized by the Southern California Gaming Guide readers as the best casino in so many competitive categories," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We strive to give our players the best experience possible and it is very rewarding to hear that our efforts have paid off."

The latest awards come just weeks after Barona earned the top ranking in 11 categories in the 2011 San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego's Best" Reader's Poll, including Best Local Casino and Loosest Slots. And, the Barona Creek Golf Club was recently awarded the prestigious Golf Digest "Green Star Award" for its environmental practices.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 slot and video poker machines, monitored by The Barona Loose Troop(R) to ensure they are the loosest around. Additionally, the casino features over 80 table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, Barona Craps, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Baccarat and Barona Roulette, as well as the latest innovations in chipless gaming including Chipless Roulette Barona(R), Chipless Baccarat Barona(R), Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack Barona(R).

About Barona Resort & Casino Barona Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED(R) Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit www.barona.com , or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook(R), Twitter and YouTube today.