SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 2, 2015) - Barona Resort & Casino is kicking off the New Year in a big way with TGI Thursdays $600,000 Progressive Paydays. The exciting promotion features two drawings each Thursday from January 8 through February 12 with a progressive prize that starts at $25,000 and could climb as high as $300,000! In addition, five lucky players will win $500 every 30 minutes on Power Giveaway Thursdays from noon until 10 pm!

"We are so excited to invite players to join us as we kick things up a notch in 2015 with big winners and non-stop excitement at Barona every Thursday for six weeks in a row," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We love seeing our players win and with more than $600,000 up for grabs I can't imagine Thursdays being any more exciting than at Barona!" 

Beginning on Monday, January 5, Club Barona members can start to earn entries for the TGI Thursdays Progressive Paydays. Players will receive one entry for every 250 points earned Monday through Thursday. Drawings will take place at 4 pm and 10 pm each Thursday until February 12 and because it is a progressive players must be present to win. A grand finale drawing will be held on Thursday, February 12 at 10 pm and the jackpot will be given away to a single winner with a maximum potential prize of $300,000.

Barona Resort & Casino was recently named Best Casino and Loosest Slots for the 4th year in a row along with 11 other awards in the San Diego's Best U-T Readers Poll awards. Barona has 2,000 slots and video poker machines. Additionally, the casino features over 80 table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Barona Craps, EZ Baccarat, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Baccarat and Barona Roulette. Barona also features San Diego's largest Asian gaming pit including popular games such as Sic Bo.

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. 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 4th 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, Instagram and YouTube.

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