Boasting the best Blackjack rules in the country, high-table limits and award-winning games, Barona's Casino invites gambling guests to fall in love. The casino promises to deliver old style Vegas service, excitement and quality gambling. Serious players will find everything they need.
I enjoyed my trip to Barona Casino. It is a large, well designed casino with plenty of slots in all denominations. I was pleasantly surprised to find Full Pay Video Poker here for $1 Jacks or Better. Most casinos in San Diego don't have full pay machines.
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Sandra Farr () said:
I have been a Platinum member at Barona for 2 years now and I just now received a ;free; cruise. tell ya the truth-I would rather have cash back. They do not offer cash back or anything else if you dont want to cruise. I like playing at Barona, but as of lately cannot win there.Most players want cash or replay.
Disappointed player () said:
I am extremely disappointed with the way Barona Resort and Casino offers promises to its Club members. Based on my level of play I was told that I have achieved the Platinum status and days afterwards received a packet in the mail congratulating me of the upgrade in my membership, enumerating the rewards and highlights of my platinum membership, one of which is a free annual cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. Two weeks after I received the packet Barona Resort and Casino sent me, I asked how I could avail of the free cruise. I was told ny a certain " Sherry" that I should have received the certificate which would come from Norwegian Cruise Line right away after I received the packet from Barona. She also told me to allow a few more days for Norwegian Cruise Line to update their info on the list of entitled members that Barona sends them. I was advised further that if I don't get the certificate in two weeks I should call Barona back to verify what happened. Two weeks passed and I did not get the certificate from Norwegian Cruise Line that I was waiting for. I checked with Barona VIP services and to my disgust, I was told that even if I have already achieved the Platinum status, I still need to reach a certain number of points until the expiration date of my card to qualify for the free cruise. I was further told that this should have been explained to me ahead when I achieved the Platinum member status. I was also told that I was just misinformed when I mentioned to them about the packet that I received from Barona Resort and Casino highlighting the rewards and benefits of Platinum Membership. I am so disappointed with the way Barona Resort and Casino offers promises to its members. I think the people in charge of distributing these packets highlighting the rewards and benefits of its members should be very clear on what they offer and on what the say and its hosts should be consistent on what they tell its members because it is very disappointing to get different information from different people we talk to. If Barona Resort and Casino has to maintain its good customer rating, then, its staff has to deliver exceptional, reliable, and exemplary service to its customers.
Caroline C. (www.baronavideocontest.com) said:
Barona has the best odds in San Diego for BlackJack, which is why I love Baronoa!The food is excellent, too. I think Barona has the best casino food in Southern Cali.The other thing I like .. are the hotel rooms. The rooms are top-notch, clean and new!I would love to try the Spa and golf course, which look fabulous, but I am too busy playing blackjack!Please vote for my Barona video - you can vote every day until June 26th. If I win, I will buy you dinner or a buffet. www.baronavideocontest.com Look for me at the Black Jack tables! Caroline C
Caroline C. (www.baronavideocontest.com/video.cfm?v=545dc02d0de852c189573d2bdcee3e6f) said:
Barona has the best odds in San Diego for BlackJack, which is why I love Barona!The food is excellent, too. I think Barona has the best casino food in Southern Cali.The other thing I like .. are the hotel rooms. The rooms are top-notch, clean and new!I would love to try the Spa and golf course, which look fabulous, but I am too busy playing blackjack! Please vote for my Barona video - you can vote every day until June 26th. If I win, I will buy you dinner or a buffet. http://www.baronavideocontest.comLook for me at the BlackJack tables! Caroline C
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Pros: Nicer interior space than other SD area casinos.
Barona is probably the nicest casino in San Diego for overall atmosphere. While it is mostly well run, I have experienced more serious inconveniences due to poor management here than in dozens of other casinos combined. Some examples: --was shorted $400 at the cashier's window. To their credit, they did eventually give it to me. However, I had to wait for over an hour to get it. --have waited for as much as 3 hours for a seat in the poker room, amidst assurances that I was next up --had a waitress spill someone's cocktail in my lap while playing blackjack.On the brighter side, as a previous reviewer pointed out, the blackjack rules here are exceptional. Indeed, Barona wants to be a legend among blackjack players, complete with the Blackjack Hall of Fame.For a typical casino patron (who doesn't care about gaming problems like those I described), Barona is a relatively attractive and convenient option. As it is dry, it is even an option for the 18-20 crowd. However, serious players should look to better managed facilities.
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Cons: not Vegas
Summary: Barona is my San Diego fix, but it's no Vegas
I go to Vegas three times a year. I wish I could go every weekend, but can't afford to. Barona is my San Diego fix for gambling. Your description is accurate, Barona casinos do show Vegas class, in regard to gaming and the shows that pass through.