Wheel of Fortune(R) MegaJackpot(R) Hits for More Than Half a Million at Barona Resort & Casino

SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  This week, a woman won $526,625 playing a Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® one-dollar machine at Barona Resort & Casino

The MegaJackpot® winner, who asked to remain anonymous, said she is a regular visitor to Barona and was familiar with the winning Wheel of Fortune® game. However, she went on to say she was surprised to find she had won the top progressive prize. “[I] didn’t know how much I won,” she commented. She also shared that she was excited to share news of her win with her son, but isn’t sure how she will spend her winnings as of yet, saying she will, “put it in the bank and think about it.”

“In the past few weeks, we’ve had a string of big winners here at Barona,” said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “Our Loose Troop has been hard at work making sure our slots are the loosest in San Diego and the machines sure are hitting!”

Tuesday’s MegaJackpot® is the second to be awarded in the last two months. The back-to-back MegaJackpot® action began on May 12 when an impressive $1.2 million Star Wars™ MegaJackpot® hit on a penny machine. Including Tuesday’s jackpot, Barona Casino & Resort has now awarded 30 MegaJackpot® prizes totaling over $13.2 million on a variety of IGT progressive systems.

The Wheel of Fortune® one-dollar progressive has a starting jackpot of $300,000 and features an exciting bonus spin that has come to be one of the favorite facets of the game for players and fans alike. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player bets three dollars at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline.

About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego’s leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. 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).

About IGT
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products worldwide. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com.

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