Barona First to Debut New Off to the Races Game Every Saturday Night in July

SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Get in on the Racing Action and a Chance to Win a Share of $350,000

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  Pick your favorite horse for a chance to win a share of $350,000 during Barona Resort & Casino‘s Off to the Races parties every Saturday night during the month of July.

“Barona is the first casino in the country to introduce the new interactive Off to the Races game which lets players make a selection by picking a favorite race horse from the MyView screen on slot and video poker machines in the casino,” explained Nick Dillon, executive vice president of Barona Resort & Casino.

Beginning on July 3 and continuing every Saturday night in July, Club Barona guests who play and earn 100 Club Barona myPoints will have the opportunity to select their favorite horse while playing one of Barona’s loose slot or video poker games. And if their horse wins, they win. As part of the celebration, guests will enjoy live music, a professional race caller and bugle calls to the post. The races start at 8 p.m.

“There are a lot of horse racing enthusiasts here in San Diego,” continued Dillon. “So, we thought we would bring the race track to them, right at their slot machine. We will recreate the excitement of the race track experience including the sights, sounds and fun of live racing.”

To kick off the first race on July 3, Barona is encouraging guests to come dressed in their favorite racing hats for a chance to win the casino’s hat contest. The contest categories include Best Racing Theme, Most Glamorous and Funniest or Most Outrageous hats. First place winners will receive $300; second place $200; and third place $100.

Barona’s restaurants will also be offering two-for-one lunch specials at The Plaza and El Rancho Grande on Saturdays, as well as Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And, for those who’d like to enjoy real life racing action, Barona also offers year-round Off-Track Betting in a 136-seat venue housing 32 televisions, including five big screens. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., guests can wager and watch the sport’s best thoroughbreds at tracks including Del Mar, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Churchill Downs. 

Known as San Diego’s loosest casino, Barona has more than 2,000 slots, including progressive slots and video poker machines. Additionally, the casino features 80 conventional table games including blackjack, Pai Gow poker, Caribbean Stud, Barona Craps, three-card poker, four-card poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, as well as chipless table games including Barona Roulette, Rapid Baccarat and Barona Blackjack.

About Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego’s leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED™ 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, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

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