SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino

February 01, 2016 12:44 ET

Welcome the Year of the Monkey at Barona Resort & Casino From February 8 - 22

Lunar New Year Events Include Entertainment, Hung Bao & Over $412,000 in Cash Prizes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - Ring in the Lunar New Year at Barona Resort & Casino from February 8 through 22 with traditional performances, festivities and games as well as over $412,000 in cash giveaways!

"We have a chosen number of special days throughout the month of February to help make this year's celebration bigger and better than ever," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "Our events and games are all inspired by the number eight, a symbol of good fortune. And, we plan to share good luck and prosperity with all of our players throughout the celebration!"

On February 8, 15 and 22, Club Barona members will have a chance to win $888 every 8 minutes from 10am - 10pm. Beginning at 10:00am, one hot seat winner will be electronically drawn from active players every 8 minutes to win $888 each (91 total winners). Club Barona players must earn 500 points or equivalent table games play since 8am on the drawing day to be qualified to win remaining drawings that day; Diamond members automatically qualify.

Adding to the excitement, the celebration continues at 9 p.m. with a parade of Lion and Dragon dancers, a traditional Lion and Dragon dance performance and a martial arts and dragon ceremony. Finally, lucky Hong Bao will be distributed throughout the casino floor during the 9 p.m. Lion and Dragon performance.

The fun will build on Wednesday, February 10 and 17 during a drawing when five lucky winners will each receive $8,888. Players who earn 250 points during the promotion days will be entered to win and do not have to be present to claim their prize. On February 12 and 19, Club Barona members will all earn 8X points while playing keno and video poker from 8am - 8pm.

Throughout the two-week celebration lucky Hong Bao will be given away to crowds at randomly selected dates and times. Last but not least, players who hit the "monkey" bonus symbol on Party People games during Lunar New Year will win additional Hong Bao of up to $88.

Barona will also be dishing up traditional cuisine and dining specials as part of the Lunar New Year celebration. The selection of specialty dishes, expertly prepared by executive chef Ringo Lau who trained in Hong Kong, will be served in Barona's Ho Wan Noodle Shop and Sage Café. Selections will include: Fish Maw Crab Meat Soup; Abalone with Shitake Mushroom; Deep Fried Chicken; Vietnamese Style Basil Lobster; Diced Tenderloin with Macadamia Nuts; Garlic Steamed Chilean Sea Bass; Sausages with Sticky Rice; American Ginseng Tea; and Sweet Almond Soup w/ Rice Ball Lotus Paste. 

Barona Resort & Casino was named Best Casino and Loosest Slots for the 5th year in a row along with 12 other awards in the 2015 San Diego's Best Union-Tribune Readers Poll awards. In addition to Barona's 2,000 slot and video poker machines, the casino features over 90 table games including Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Pai Gow Poker, Barona Craps, Burn 20 Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Free Bet Blackjack, Let It Ride and Barona Roulette. Barona also features San Diego's largest Asian gaming pit, which includes popular games such as EZ Pai Gow and Asia Poker with EZ Baccarat and Commission Free Double Baccarat in its Dragon Alley.

About Barona Resort & Casino
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. Barona features 400 spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful views of Barona Valley, award-winning dining, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, which was rated the 4th 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, Instagram and YouTube.

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