(SAN DIEGO) Aug. 3, 2012 – A North County San Diego resident hit the world’s largest Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive jackpot in history at Barona Resort & Casino on Wednesday. The exuberant winner, Ilishia A., generously shared her winnings with a big $2,000 tip for the Barona dealers and she also gave $1,000 to each one of her fellow players at the Blackjack table.
“Barona is always the happiest casino on earth and it certainly was for Ilishia yesterday,” said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “There was so much fun and camaraderie at Barona that when she hit the progressive, the spirit was infectious. And, she was so thoughtful to share some of her jackpot with other loyal players and our staff. Now, we hope Ilishia is treating herself to some more fun.”
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 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.