UCANWIN $1,000 in the Great Barona Vanity Plate Contest

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - BARONA. MORWNNRS. CHA CHING. If you've driven along Interstate-8 in San Diego during the past few weeks, you may have seen a new series of billboards highlighting these winning moments at Barona Resort & Casino.

Since the launch, the campaign -- developed by Barona's award winning marketing team -- has generated such an enthusiastic response from guests and passersby that Barona is inviting San Diegans to use their creative license and submit their own ideas as part of the Great Barona Vanity Plate Contest.

"Given the success of our Barona video contest last year, we wanted to once again give our guests and all the creative types in San Diego another chance to express themselves in a fun way," said Linda Devine, senior vice president of marketing at Barona Resort & Casino.

Now through March 31, San Diegans are invited to share what they love about Barona in 16 letters on two license plates at www.barona.com/billboard. The winner of one chosen vanity plate could win $500 or $1,000 if two plates are chosen. And, they may get to see their creativity blazing across a billboard (or two) for all of San Diego to see!

Plus, those who submit their ideas in person at Club Barona at Barona Resort & Casino will receive a free Barona license plate frame or Barona key chain, while supplies last.

Official rules are available at www.barona.com/billboard.

About Barona Resort & Casino

For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, Barona Resort & Casino has won the J.D. Power and Associates Award for the "Highest in Satisfaction in the Southern California Indian Casino Gaming Experience" in the J.D. Power and Associates Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study.

Barona Resort & Casino blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 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.

Barona Resort & Casino received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008-2009 Indian Gaming Casino Studies SM-Southern California Region. The 2009 study, which only surveys casinos with a minimum of 1,000 slot machines, is based on 4,452 responses from gaming players who visited an Indian casino in Southern California between December 2008 and May 2009. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace at: www.barona.com/facebook, www.barona.com/twitter and www.barona.com/myspace.

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