SOURCE: Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

December 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Bob Dancer Announces Best Video Poker in San Diego

Video Poker Expert Finds the Area's Loosest Video Poker Machines at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - America's premier video poker player, writer and teacher, Bob Dancer, has officially certified Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino as offering the "Best Video Poker in San Diego." The certification was determined through an extensive review of the video poker options at Barona and nine other area casinos. Dancer's expertise has been highly regarded in the gaming industry since he began his professional gambling career in 1994 and subsequently authored "Million Dollar Video Poker" to recount and share his winning secrets.

"After completing a thorough analysis of San Diego's casinos, I have determined that Barona has the best video poker in the area," said Dancer. "Barona's casino consistently provides players with excellent chances of winning and a wide variety of gaming options for all levels of play from 25 cents to $1 to high limit machines."

Barona features over 250 video poker machines with more than 120 multi-hand video poker machines, including Triple Play, Five Play, Ten Play, Multi Strike Poker, Fifty Play and One Hundred Play Poker. These machines include the following popular video poker games: Deuces Wild, Double Double Bonus Poker, Jokers Wild, Double Bonus Poker, All Star Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces$ Bonus Poker, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild Bonus Poker.

To summarize his analysis of video poker games in greater San Diego, Dancer categorized the casinos based on the number and type of video poker games offered and divided the games into three categories based on the monetary denomination needed for game play: "Less than $1," "$1" and "Greater than $1." The casinos then received ratings of "Excellent," "Very Good," "Good," "Decent" or "Not Good" in each category. Based on this methodology, Barona achieved a first place ranking among the reviewed casinos and was the only casino noted for its "Excellent" liberal offerings in all three categories.

"We have always strived to enrich our players' experiences with quality games and great odds," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. "We are pleased to receive Dancer's official video poker endorsement, adding to the high level of satisfaction our players have come to expect at Barona."

Ranked "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Gaming Experience" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study, Barona Valley Ranch 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, nine 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 current progressive amounts and Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino received the highest numerical score among casinos with a minimum of 2,000 slot machines in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on responses from 1,766 responses from gaming players who visited an Indian casino in Southern California between December 2007 and June 2008. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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