SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) -  Southern California Gaming readers have named Barona Resort & Casino the Best Casino in Southern California in the 2012 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards. Barona was honored with five first place wins and seven honors overall.

Readers' votes also put Barona at the top of the list in the following categories: Best Service; Best Steakhouse -- Barona Steakhouse; Best Blackjack and Best Golf Course -- Barona Creek Golf Club. 

"We are so honored to be voted as the best in so many categories by the readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "Giving players a great gaming experience is our highest priority and we are so pleased to hear from the publication's readers that we have succeeded in reaching that goal."

The latest awards come just weeks after Barona earned the top spot in eight categories in the 2012 U-T San Diego's Best Reader's Poll. Those categories included Best Local Casino; Loosest Slots; Best Brunch; Best Buffet; Best Business Lunch; Best Casino Restaurant; Best Filipino Restaurant; Best Pho/Noodle House; and Best Golf Course.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 slot and video poker machines, monitored by The Barona Loose Troop® to ensure they are the loosest around. 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 Barona®, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack Barona®. 

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 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 Resort & Casino on Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube today.

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