SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 31, 2013) - The new year is coming in hot at Barona Resort & Casino's VIP Rapid Fire giveaway. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on January 3, Diamond and Platinum Club Barona members will have the chance to win $1,000 in cash. The countdown to this exclusive event starts at 9:45 a.m. with a total of $49,000 to be given away!

"We are kicking off 2014 with a big thank you to some of our players," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We know everyone would like to start the year off with a little extra cash and we're excited to make that happen for some lucky winners!"

For VIP Club Barona members, it's easy to qualify. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday January 3, actively playing Diamond and Platinum Club Barona members who earn 500 points will be eligible for all remaining giveaways that promotion day. One Diamond or Platinum winner will be drawn every 15 minutes using the Power Winners system. The countdown begins at 9:45 a.m. The first winner will be drawn at 10 a.m. and the last winner will be drawn at 10 p.m. Each winner will receive $1,000 in cash.

Recent winner of the U-T San Diego best of award for Best Casino and Loosest Slots, 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, an 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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