SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino

September 11, 2009 15:52 ET

Barona Resort & Casino Named Best of Best in Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards

Top Awards Include Best Overall Casino, Best Blackjack, Best Overall Slots

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - Barona Resort & Casino has been ranked as the best overall casino in San Diego in the 2009 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards. The October issue of the "Southern California Gaming Guide" will feature the results, which include nine first place wins for Barona. These latest awards follow Barona's recent second consecutive J.D. Power Award for the "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Casino Gaming Experience."

"We are honored that our customers have chosen Barona as the top winner in so many categories," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "During this past year and in difficult economic times, we've encouraged our staff here at Barona to go one step beyond in all areas to continue to deliver the best service, the best gaming, the best dining and the best overall experience possible. I'm extremely proud that their efforts have made a winning impression with our guests."

Readers selected Barona with first place votes for Best Overall Casino; Best Casino Resort; Best Resort Rooms; Best Casino Service; Best Fine Dining/Steakhouse Restaurant - Barona Oaks Steakhouse; Best Blackjack; Best Overall Slots; Best Video Poker; and Best Casino Golf Course - Barona Creek Golf Club.

Barona also received second place honors for Best Casino Promotions; Best Buffet - Ranch House Buffet; Best High-Limit Slot Room/Area; Best High-Limit Table Games; Best Players Club; and Best Casino Comps. Finally, the casino resort's Ambience Day Spa was ranked third.

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, ten 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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