SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) - The accolades keep coming in for Barona Resort & Casino, the Happiest Casino on Earth®. Barona has recently been named the "Best Casino" in numerous local readers' polls. Most recently, the East County Californian revealed that Barona was its Gold Star winner for Best Casino in their "Best of East County" survey. Barona's Season Fresh Buffet was also named the Best Buffet in the "Best of East County" survey.

These awards come just weeks after Barona was voted Best Casino by The San Diego A-List online consumer survey and U-T San Diego. UT San Diego's Best Reader's Poll also named Barona best in San Diego in six other categories including Best Buffet and Loosest Slots.

"We are proud that our neighbors have selected us for these awards," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We are dedicated to having the loosest slots and the most entertaining location for friends and family and it is an honor to be recognized. We'd like to thank our staff and everyone who voted for Barona."

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 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 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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