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Club Barona Member Starts the New Year
OHitting One Million Dollar Jackpot
ne lucky Club Barona member kicked off the New Year and new decade with an incredible $1,057,317.44 win at Barona Resort & Casino on Thursday, January 2nd.
Mike O. hit the gigantic jackpot while playing a $5 IGT Wheel of Fortune Double
  Diamond wide area progressive slot machine.
Since the Wheel of Fortune slot was launched in 1996, more than $2.5 billion in jackpots have been won on Wheel of Fortune slot machines. There
are over 200 land-based slot variants of the game. The basic slots include Five Times Pay, Double Diamond, and Red, White and Blue. Wheel of Fortune slot machines have bet denominations of 1¢, 25¢, $1, $5, $25 and $100.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled for the first major jackpot winner of 2020,” said Rick Salinas, General Manager of Barona Resort & Casino.
“It’s always exciting to have a one million dollar jackpot winner but this was especially exciting to experience because the casino was packed for the Barona Lottery.”
The progressive jackpot winner wasn’t the only winner of the night. It was TGI Thursday Barona Lottery night and the casino was filled with players. Nearly $75,000 was given away for the Barona Lottery and one lucky Club Barona member won $30,000 at the 10 p.m. drawing.
Named “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” by USA Today in the 2019 10Best and Best Casino, Loosest Slots and Best Buffet for nine consecutive years in the San Diego Union-Tribune Best of Readers Poll, Barona Resort & Casino is the ultimate gaming entertainment destination located in Lakeside, in east San Diego County. Barona Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage Named
NSumber One in California
pas of America, the number one spa and wellness travel website unveiled its Top 100 Spas of 2019, based on unique page views and consumer choices on, and Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage was awarded the #1 in California as well as the #23 in North America. The Top 100 Spas
of 2019 list includes 76 spas from the United States, 18 spas from Canada, 4 from Mexico, and 1 each from The Bahamas and Jamaica.
10 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made at or by calling 760-202-2121, or on the Agua Caliente Casino mobile app.
The Agua Caliente Casinos, located in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, are the Coachella
Valley’s foremost resort gaming destinations. Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage is a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Recommended property, ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards, and is also home to Southern California’s premier entertainment venue, The Show, which features a
legendary lineup of performers.
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs offers the
newest games, a variety of table action, and high- limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a fabulous resort setting in historic downtown Palm Springs at the site of the area’s natural hot water springs. The Agua Caliente Casinos are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world- renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.
Sunstone Spa is also the recipient of the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award. The luxurious 10,500 square-foot spa features a fitness center and well-appointed treatment rooms. Reminiscent of the sun, the Sunstone is believed to bring life, positive energy, and abundance to those fortunate enough to carry it.
Daniel Spencer, Director
of Spa Operations said “At
Sunstone, you can enjoy a variety
of unique services including
traditional and specialty
massages, scrubs, wraps, skin care and a full-service hair and nail salon. Services are crafted with detail and sustainable ingredients while heated gemstones
and grounded treatment tables add a layer of health to treatments. A private outdoor pool, and luxury spa cabanas all add to your day
while reconnecting with yourself and loved ones.”
The beautifully appointed Sunstone Spa welcomes you with the essence of tranquility from the second you walk in the door. Grounded, earthing, zero-gravity, leather chairs in the quiet rooms will ensure that you are in the best state of mind before receiving your treatment. The sheer luxury and world-class service of the
Sunstone Spa is what makes it a favorite.
Sunstone Spa is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and the Fitness Center is open from 5 a.m. to
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