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San Diego Man Wins $438,894 Jackpot Playing Wheel of Fortune(R) Progressive at Barona Resort & Casino

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- One San Diego resident is extra thankful this holiday season because he hit it big at Barona Resort & Casino this weekend with a six-figure jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune®.

Randy S., who said he and his family love to play at Barona because of the friendly staff that take such good care of them, hit a $438,894 jackpot Sunday afternoon while playing the Wheel of Fortune Jackpot progressive. The big win came just days after Thanksgiving, making it a special holiday bonus for Randy and his family.

"Huge jackpots like these are exciting any time of the year but are especially welcome during the holidays," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "Just as I'm sure Randy is thankful for his winnings, we're thankful for him and his family for helping make this holiday season memorable for us as well."

The Wheel of Fortune® progressive system has a starting jackpot of one million dollars. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player tries to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine's payline. Each time a bet is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot grows and continues to build until it is won.

Known as San Diego's loosest casino, Barona offers 2,000 slot and video poker machines, 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 Barona®, Chipless Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack Barona®.

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 www.barona.com, 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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