‘Twas the season to be lucky at Barona! Now that the holiday decorations have been put away until next year, it’s time to celebrate Club Barona’s biggest winners of the season. The holidays were a very lucky time at Barona for many people but they were especially lucky for three of Barona’s guests, including one who hit the biggest jackpot of the season! And, our Loose Troop continues to patrol the casino floor in search of ways to keep those jackpots hitting!
Christmas came early for Club Barona member Maria S. From Carlsbad, who hit a $595,000 jackpot just days before the holiday while playing the $1 Marilyn Monroe™ slot machine. We all know that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but in this case a jackpot was a girl’s best friend. I think it’s safe to say that Maria is extremely happy with her big payout. Cheers erupted throughout the casino when she won and the entire floor was buzzing with excitement as word of her good fortune spread among the other players. It certainly put us all in the Christmas spirit and we were all so excited to help celebrate her win!
I know it sounds crazy, but a lucky poker player started 2011 on an exciting note by winning $41K with a “losing” poker hand and other players in the room split the rest of the jackpot. Here’s how it happened: His four 2s were beaten by four 9s, something that’s rarely seen at a poker table. Luckily for him, his losing hand actually won the Barona Poker Room’s $100,000 Ginormous Bad Beat Jackpot, where the second best hand loses the pot but is awarded the jackpot. When this happened, the lucky losing player wasn’t the only winner – every player in the poker room’s jackpot game won a share. Eighty-one players at other tables each won $200 just for playing, and six additional players at the winning table each got $3,491. And that’s not all. The player who won the hand with four 9s took home $20,950! As you can imagine, it was quite a big payout day for the poker room, with lots of smiles to go around.
It’s usually a big bummer when a black jack dealer beats a “20” with a seven-card “21.” Well, that wasn’t the case for one of our recent guests who hit a $52,600 jackpot while getting beat by the dealer. Barona’s Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive invites players to cash in on a side bet when the dealer beats their “20” with a “21.” The bonus is paid out based on how much the player bets and the number of cards in the dealer’s hand. Not only does the Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive reward players for getting beat by the dealer, but it also offers a better payout depending on how many cards the dealer draws to get to “21.” In this case, when the dealer drew seven cards to reach the magic number, our lucky guest took home 100 percent of the jackpot, continuing Barona’s recent lucky streak of winners!
Come to Barona to make your own winning story! I wish you a fantastic new year!