SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - Who knew that getting beat by the dealer would be the key to winning the jackpot? A guest from National City got lucky this week at Barona Resort & Casino while playing the new Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive. Though his 20 was beat by the dealer's 7-card 21, his misfortune quickly turned into fortune as Club Barona Member Danilo M. learned he scored a jackpot of $53,151.

"Barona is the first to offer our guests a big way to win without 'winning' through the Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive," said Vince Pitman, casino manager. "We are very excited to see Danilo cash in on the opportunity and take home his jackpot winnings."

The new Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive at Barona allows players to cash in on a side bet when dealer beats their 20 with a 21. The 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 is 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, as in Danilo's case, the player takes home 100 percent of the jackpot.

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 Facebook, Twitter and the Barona Casino blog.

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