SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Go wild on Wednesdays in April during Barona Resort & Casino's free Wild West slot tournament where Club Barona members can compete once a week to win a share of $18,000 in weekly prizes -- a total payout of $72,000 for the month. 

"Our slot players love tournaments and this one promises to be one of the most exciting ever," said Maylette Garces, executive director of casino marketing. "With an opportunity to play for free and win a share of the thousands of dollars in weekly prize payouts, players have a great chance to strike gold!"

Barona's month-long Wild West slot tournament will be held every Wednesday in April from noon to 10 p.m. Club Barona members may register for the free tournament in front of the El Rancho Grande Mexican restaurant on April 6, 13, 20 and 27, for five minutes of tournament play on a designated slot machine. Participants with the top three slot machine scores each week earn cash prizes -- first place wins $10,000, second place wins $2,000 and third place wins $1,000. An additional fifty players will win $100 in myFREEPLAY prizes each week.

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 innovations 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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