SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino

November 25, 2009 16:14 ET

Barona Honored With Five Trophies From American Gaming Association

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2009) - Barona Resort & Casino was the top winner at the American Gaming Association's (AGA) ninth annual AGA Communications Awards ceremony, taking home five Gaming Voice awards, which recognize outstanding corporate communications, public relations and advertising in the gaming industry.

"We are honored to be recognized by our peers and industry experts for our creative and memorable marketing campaigns," said Linda Devine, senior vice president of marketing of Barona Resort & Casino. "Our five awards, ranging from Best Web site to Best Corporate Social Responsibility Publication, display the amazing versatility of our marketing team. These prestigious awards truly belong to them for their passion and hard work."

Barona received first prize in five different categories including Best Corporate Social Responsibility Publication for its "Barona Valley Environmental Sustainability Program," Best Direct Mail - Single Piece for the "Randy Travis Spring VIP Concert Event Invitation," as well as Best Direct Mail Campaign for the "2009 Club Barona Tier Aspiration and Migration Program" and Best Web Advertisement for the "Barona Video Contest." In addition, Barona took home the trophy for Best Web site, which made its inaugural debut this year, for its "Speakeasy" player development event site.

The ninth annual AGA Communications Awards was held in Las Vegas and represented four different industry sectors including gaming equipment manufacturers, commercial, racetrack and Tribal casinos. With more than 200 entries, a panel of judges with expertise in advertising, marketing, public relations, Internet design, graphic arts and financial communications evaluated the entries, and awards were presented in 16 categories.

For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, Barona Resort & Casino has won the J.D. Power and Associates Award for the "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Casino Gaming Experience" in the J.D. Power and Associates Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study. Barona Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego's most elegant resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 luxury guest rooms and suites, 11 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).

Barona Resort & Casino received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008-2009 Indian Gaming Casino Studies(SM) -- Southern California Region. The 2009 study, which only surveys casinos with a minimum of 1,000 slot machines, is based on 4,452 responses from gaming players who visited an Indian casino in Southern California between December 2008 and May 2009. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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