SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2015) - Barona Resort & Casino will be extra Merry and Bright during the Holiday Hoopla celebration from Tuesday, December 22 through Christmas Day when players have a chance to win over $136,000 in cash prizes! Club Barona members are invited to celebrate the season and play for a chance to be a big winner. One of four lucky players will be chosen every hour to play festive holiday hot seat games for cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2,000 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Barona's Party People will also be spreading even more holiday cheer on the casino floor as they hand out $20 gift cards to randomly selected players.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year and we're celebrating at Barona with extra chances to win," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "During the week of Christmas, we're giving away over $136,000 in cash prizes to our players to make their holidays even more memorable."

Beginning Tuesday, December 22, Classic, Gold and Platinum Club Barona members who earn 500 points will be eligible to win. Diamond Club Barona members playing with their Club Barona cards will automatically qualify. Once entered, players will remain eligible for all remaining drawings during the promotion day.

Then every hour beginning at 10 a.m., four winners will be randomly selected to play holiday-themed hot seat games where they can pick an ornament off of a Christmas tree, select a present off of Santa's sleigh, choose a stocking from a fireplace or pop a balloon to reveal up to $2,000 in cash prizes.

Barona Resort & Casino was named Best Casino and Loosest Slots for the 5th year in a row along with 12 other awards in the 2015 San Diego's Best Union-Tribune Readers Poll awards. In addition to Barona's 2,000 slot and video poker machines, the casino features over 90 table games including Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Pai Gow Poker, Barona Craps, Burn 20 Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Free Bet Blackjack, Let It Ride and Barona Roulette. Barona also features San Diego's largest Asian gaming pit, which includes popular games such as EZ Pai Gow and Asia Poker with EZ Baccarat and Commission Free Double Baccarat in its Dragon Alley.

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 spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful views of Barona Valley, award-winning dining, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, which was 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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