SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - An exciting and entertaining new roulette game is spinning heads and dealing up big winners at Barona Resort & Casino. Barona Roulette is the latest in Barona's collection of rapid format games that combine the fun and camaraderie of classic table games with state-of-the-art gaming technology.

Developed exclusively for Barona in partnership with Las Vegas-based Shuffle Master, the just introduced Barona Roulette features a live dealer and fast-paced gaming action with an easy-to-use electronic betting process. The game is played just like traditional roulette but in place of chips, players are invited by a live dealer to place their bets on individual electronic touch screens.

"We are constantly updating and expanding our play mix to provide our guests with variety and access to the latest, most popular games around," said Michael Patterson, vice president of table games. "This exciting new version of roulette -- available only at Barona -- offers the thrill of traditional roulette with a spinning wheel and live dealer in our signature rapid game style."

Barona Roulette also offers a wide variety of bets and combinations. And, as it incorporates only a single zero, the odds are twice as good as having both a 0 and 00. Payouts are 35 to 1 and the game offers the best odds in California.

"When Barona approached us about partnering to create a proprietary new version of rapid roulette, we jumped at the opportunity," said Tim Parrott, Chief Executive Officer of Shuffle Master. "With the incredible odds, live dealer interaction and touch-screen betting format, the game is fast paced and truly one of the most exciting gaming experiences in California. We are proud to call Barona a partner in developing this new gaming technology."

The award-winning Barona casino offers 2,000 of the loosest slots in the state and 75 table games including Rapid Baccarat, Progressive Pai Gow, high-stakes Blackjack and no-limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker.

Barona offers players exclusive advantages through the Club Barona membership rewards program. Members of Club Barona can earn points that are redeemable for free merchandise, hotel stays, restaurant meals, golf and cash back. Joining Club Barona is fast, easy and free, giving players an opportunity to earn daily prizes and discounts. Sign up at the Club Barona booth in the casino or online at

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.

About Barona Resort & Casino

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, eleven 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.

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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About Shuffle Master, Inc.

Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company specializing in providing its casino customers with improved profitability, productivity and security, as well as popular and cutting-edge gaming entertainment content, through value-add products in four distinct categories: Utility products which include automatic card shuffler, roulette chip sorters and intelligent table system modules, Proprietary Table Games which include live table game tournaments, Electronic Table Systems which include various e-Table game platforms and Electronic Gaming Machines which include traditional video slot machines for select markets. The Company is included in the S&P Smallcap 600 Index. Information about the Company and its products can be found on the Internet at

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