SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - Barona Freeplay Online Poker (www.baronaonlinepoker.com), the only freeplay online poker site in California where players can win real prizes, announced a major poker tournament series today. The third annual Main Event Mania series allows poker players from all over California to play online for entries into the $10,000 buy-in Main Event held annually in Las Vegas. The Main Event is the largest poker tournament -- in fact, the largest tournament of any kind -- anywhere in the world, with a guaranteed $10 million first place prize.
Barona's Main Event Mania started in 2012 with just a handful of players. It has become so successful that Barona has more than doubled the prize pool for this year's event. Main Event Mania III is a series of online poker tournaments that begins on Sunday, March 2 and culminates in a final online event on Saturday, May 17. Players who make it through will play in the Main Event Mania Finals for over $50,000 in entries, including three $10,000 Main Event seats. All final table players will win entries into either the Main Event or one of the preliminary events in the world's best-known poker tournament, along with travel and expenses.
"Main Event Mania is one of the many ways that Barona gives back to our family of players," said Rick Salinas, General Manager of the Barona Resort & Casino. "Barona Freeplay Online Poker has awarded our players over $500,000 in prizes since we launched the freeplay site over two years ago. This year, we're giving every poker player in California the chance to win millions in poker's most prestigious annual event."
Barona Freeplay Online Poker is an entirely free online poker site that anyone of legal age can join. The poker site runs daily and weekly tournaments for great prizes, including weekend stays at the Barona Resort & Casino, restaurant gift certificates, Amazon gift cards and more. The site is 100% free -- players cannot buy chips or otherwise pay to play. Barona operates the online poker site to promote its award-winning Southern California resort, casino and poker room.
Barona Resort & Casino, an AAA Four-Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. While the centerpiece of Barona is an award-winning casino, the resort also features 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 4th 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 (888-722-7662). You can also join Barona on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare, and can join Barona Freeplay Online Poker at www.baronaonlinepoker.com.