Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino Certified With Loosest Table Games in California for Blackjack and Roulette

Official Certifications Ensure Best Odds of Winning

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino announced today that it has been certified as having the loosest blackjack and the loosest roulette in California. The Blackjack Hall of Fame, which consists of the 18 most revered blackjack experts, authors and professional players in history, has certified Barona as having the most liberal games. Michael Shackleford, A.S.A. a professional actuary and owner of, has also certified that Barona has the loosest roulette in California and the loosest blackjack in the San Diego area.

"We designed our games to give our players the best odds possible," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. "But we are now excited to receive third party confirmation of our great odds. Our blackjack and roulette games are two examples of winning moments players can experience at Barona."

The Blackjack Hall of Fame honorees who certified Barona's blackjack as the loosest in the California included Max Rubin, a former casino executive, professional blackjack player and best-selling author; James Grosjean, computer analyst and professional player; and Stanford Wong, author and inventor of the "Wonging" strategy and publisher of "Current Blackjack News." Barona features 21 tables, offering Single- or Double-deck Blackjack with Surrender.

"If you play Blackjack and Roulette to win, then Barona is the place to play," said Rubin. "In my business, I've played in almost all of the casinos across the nation. As a result, in addition to offering the best odds and the loosest games, I have found that Barona has the friendliest dealers and the best overall customer service of any casino in America."

According to, the single zero roulette is the only one in California, which significantly improves the players odds. In addition, Barona has the best blackjack rules anywhere in California for high-limit play. The low-limit tables have the best rules in the San Diego area.

"The goal of my Web site and my work, in general, is to increase players' wins and minimize their losses," said Shackleford. "After analyzing Barona's blackjack and roulette table games, I have verified that Barona has the most liberal rules in California. Players have a real chance of winning here."

Ranked "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Gaming Experience" in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study, Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego's most elegant resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 luxury guest rooms and suites, nine 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 current progressive amounts and Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino received the highest numerical score among casinos with a minimum of 2,000 slot machines in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on responses from 1,766 responses from gaming players who visited an Indian casino in Southern California between December 2007 and June 2008. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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