Come to the Happiest Casino on Earth Thursdays in May During Barona's Off to the Races Event

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Club Barona members can experience the thrills and excitement of Barona Resort & Casino's highly-anticipated and extremely popular virtual horseracing event "Off to the Races" on May 3, 10 and 17. Taking place from 2 to 10 p.m. on the first three Thursdays in May, players will have a chance to earn up to $54,000 in cash prizes.

"'Off to the Races' is one of our most exciting events, growing in popularity each time we recreate the exhilarating feeling of being at the race track right in the middle of our casino floor," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino.

In order to win, Club Barona members need only:

  • Play with their Club Barona Cards on May 3, 10, and 17 from 2 to 10 p.m.
  • Earn 100 Club Barona myPOINTS in the two hours prior to each race -- which are held at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The casino will swell with excitement as Barona recreates the fun and fanfare of a racetrack complete with staff dressed in racing silks and a professional race caller sharing the play-by-play of each race.

For players who enjoy live horse racing action year round, Barona also offers Off-Track Betting in a 136-seat venue which has 32 televisions, including five big screens. Guests can wager and watch the sport's best thoroughbreds at the country's top racetracks including Del Mar, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Churchill Downs.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 video poker machines and slots, monitored by The Barona Loose Troop® to ensure they are the loosest around. Additionally, the casino features over 80 table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, Barona Craps, Three-Card Poker, Four-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Baccarat and Barona Roulette, as well as the latest innovations in chipless gaming including Chipless Roulette™, Chipless Baccarat™, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack™.

About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED® Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, 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. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube today.

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