SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino

July 03, 2012 19:19 ET

Barona Awards Golden Keys for Brand New Cars to Five Players in the Golden Key Grand Finale

Another 50 Players Win Share of $50,000 in Cash Prizes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - Barona Resort & Casino recently awarded five players with winning golden keys to the finest American made cars on the road. Another 50 players each won $1,000 just for entering the Golden Key giveaway over the course of the 39-day promotion which began on May 21 and ended in a grand finale celebration.

Instead of waiting for the golden key holders to select one of the five cars displayed in the promotion, Barona's Casino Managers gave each of the five golden key recipients $77,350, which is the sticker price for the most expensive car in the promotion, the Escalade. The winners could choose to take the cash or receive a voucher to purchase one of the cars and receive the cash balance of the $77,350.

"The promotion really created a lot of excitement on the casino floor," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "One winner told us his car just broke down two days prior to winning his Golden Key and was overwhelmed by the win. It was great to see that captivating smile on his face and the faces of all the other winners."

The lucky Golden Key winners -- Roxanne H., Emma B., Victor F., Duy H., and Letitia R. -- are all from San Diego and were all at Barona for the grand finale drawing, but in typical Barona fashion they didn't have to be present to claim the prize.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 slot and video poker machines, monitored by The Barona Loose Troop® 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®, Chipless Baccarat Barona®, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack Barona®.

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® 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). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube today.

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