SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino

May 05, 2011 12:15 ET

Jockey for a Chance to Win During Barona's 'Off to the Races'

Watch the Triple Crown Races and Enjoy Virtual Horse Racing During May and June

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Barona Resort & Casino is giving guests the chance to reap big rewards while reveling in the excitement of horse racing's biggest events of the year. Barona's Off to the Races: Triple Crown will take place on Saturdays in conjunction with the televised broadcasts of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing -- The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Club Barona members can pick their favorite horses for a chance to win during the interactive virtual games.

Players can begin earning Club Barona points at noon for hourly races on Triple Crown race days; the Kentucky Derby on May 7, the Preakness Stakes on May 21 and the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Guests who play and earn 100 Club Barona myPOINTS in the hour prior to each race will have the opportunity to bet on their favorite horses during virtual races unfolding on the myVIEW screens on Barona's slot and video poker games. And if their horse wins, they win $100 in "myFREEPLAY." Adding to the excitement, a professional race caller will announce the virtual races live on the casino floor.

"We are so excited to bring back 'Off to the Races,' one of Barona's most popular promotions," said Maylette Garces, executive director of casino marketing. "This game brings the thrill of the Triple Crown to the myView screen on our loose slots and video poker machines, and gives players the chance to win multiple times every racing day."

For those who enjoy live horse racing action year round, Barona also offers Off-Track Betting in a 136-seat venue which has 32 televisions, including five big screens. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., guests can wager and watch the sport's best thoroughbreds at the country's top racetracks including Del Mar, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Churchill Downs.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona has 2,000 slots and video poker machines. 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 innovation in chipless gaming including Chipless Roulette™, Chipless Baccarat™, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack™.

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 features 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 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

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