SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - Inspired by a loyal Club Barona member, fondly known by all as Barona Betty, Barona Resort & Casino staff joined her today to make funny faces and present a $5,000 check to the Red Nose Day Fund.

"Betty celebrated her birthday here at Barona a few days ago and we found out she was telling friends and family she didn't want any presents but would love people to make small donations to one of her favorite charities, Red Nose Day," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "So, we surprised Betty with a $5,000 contribution to the Red Nose Day Fund in her name. Needless to say she was over the moon!"

The money raised during Red Nose Day, split between domestic and international charities, will be used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and in Africa, Asia and Latin America. More information about the Red Nose Day Fund is available at

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 7th best casino 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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