SAN DIEGO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A San Pedro, California man visiting Barona Resort & Casino yesterday won a $3,617,318 million jackpot while playing a Megabucks wide area progressive. The multi-million dollars won by the player is one of the largest jackpots in Barona's history.
Thomas K. and his wife, parents of eight children, were enjoying a weekend getaway at the award-winning resort. The couple are regular guests at Barona and are members of the Club Barona loyalty program. He was playing the popular progressive slot machine when he hit it big.
"A summer of fun at Barona is just heating up and we've already had one of the biggest jackpot winners in our history," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "We are proud to offer the loosest slots in Southern California so it was a thrill to see Thomas win millions."
Manufactured by IGT, Megabucks was launched more than 25 years ago as the world's first wide-area progressive slot system.
Recent winner of the U-T San Diego best of award for Best Casino and Loosest Slots, Barona has 2,000 slots and video poker machines. Additionally, the casino features over 90 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 Three-Card Poker and Chipless Blackjack. Barona has recently added Sic Bo and Barona Pan 9 to Barona's Asian gaming pit which is the largest Asian gaming pit in San Diego.
About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino, an AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona features 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 4th best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine.
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