SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  The tables have turned at Barona Resort & Casino where players are cashing in when they play the new Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive and the dealer beats their 20 with a 21. Barona is the first to debut this exciting new side bet at several blackjack tables on its casino floor.

"Our Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive offers one more way for our players to 'win without winning,'" said Mike Patterson, vice president table games at Barona. "We are proud of our track record of providing our players with the latest technology available, giving them more chances to win at Barona."

The Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive uses the G3™ table game bonusing jackpot system manufactured by DEQ Systems Corp. All players have to do is place a $1-$5 side bet on their G3™ device while playing blackjack.

The bonus will be paid out based on how much the player bets and the number of cards in the dealer's hand. Not only does the Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive reward players for getting beat by the dealer, but also offers better payouts depending on how many cards the dealer draws to get 21. If the dealer draws seven or more cards to get 21, the player takes home 100 percent of the jackpot.

To make it even easier to win, Barona is also paying 20 for 1 if one of the first two cards drawn by the player is a "Magic Card," no matter what their cards total or what the dealer draws.

"The Magic Card is a really fun part of the Bad Beat Progressive because it allows anyone who is playing it to win at anytime, regardless of their hand, which builds excitement in our table game area," continued Patterson. "It's a simple process too. Our system randomly selects a card which comes up on a screen, and if one of the player's first two cards matches the 'Magic Card,' they win a big payout."

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona has more than 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, 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 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 is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 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 FacebookTwitter and the Barona Casino blog.

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