SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Barona Resort & Casino with traditional festivities, exciting new games and over $200,000 in cash giveaways! Don't miss the traditional Lion and Dragon dances at 8 p.m. followed by exciting drawings for five $8,888 winners at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 31, February 7 and February 14. This year's celebration will be even bigger and better than before with the much talked about expansion of the casino's Asian games pit, the largest in San Diego dedicated to the popular gaming category, now featuring Sic Bo and Barona Pan 9.

"We can't wait to ring in the 'Year of the Horse' with Lion and Dragon parades, colorful performances and of course big cash prizes," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We have a lot of special things in store for players at Barona for the Lunar New Year. We'll be sharing good luck and good fortune with Hong Bao envelopes, and our Sic Bo and Barona Pan 9 games are sure to be new favorites."

Asia's second most popular table game, Sic Bo, adds another fantastic element to the Barona Asian games pit. With the world's best odds, Sic Bo at Barona allows players to choose their payback odds with bets paying as high as 200 to 1. Winning wagers are illuminated so players can see their wins instantly. Barona is currently the only casino in California to offer this fun and exciting game.

Barona Pan 9 is the traditional California Asian table game with a twist. Barona's exclusive Monkey's Reward bet adds a whole new level of excitement to the game. Players have the opportunity to win between 15 and 50 to 1 anytime the dealer is dealt 3 face cards on their first 3 cards.

New games aren't the only thing happening at Barona for Lunar New Year. Drawings for five $8,888 winners will be held at 9 p.m. on January 31, February 7 and February 14. Club Barona members will earn one virtual entry per 250 points earned from 12:01 a.m. to 8 p.m. on each drawing day. Winners do not need to be present to win. Lucky Hong Bao will be distributed before the 8 p.m. Lion and Dragon dances. Finally, players who hit the Horse bonus symbol on casino manager games during Lunar New Year will win additional Hong Bao of up to $88!

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.

Contact Information:

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(619) 236-8397

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