Thirty miles northeast of downtown is this Las Vegas-like 24-hour casino. If you are looking for a little excitement, try ... More
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino
Thirty miles northeast of downtown is this Las Vegas-like 24-hour casino. If you are looking for a little excitement, try your luck at slots, video poker, cards, or satellite wagering at Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino. With buffets, a fast-food court and even a sit-down steak house on the premises, there is never a need to take a break in the action.
The Barona casino itself is very impressive (if you like that sort of "hick style" thing); however, if you are looking to "win" big, please rethink this. I specifically play very large amounts of money at this casino on regular intervals to "test" just how "loose" the slots are. Let me give you a brief rundown on how deceptive this casino (as well as others, I'm sure) is:
Let me frank with you . . . as I said, if you think you're going to "win big" here, play the Blazing 7 Machines, and expect to lose your money before winning a measly amount (the winners usually win an average of $1000.00, which is pretty lousy). Second, if you think you will win on the other machines (video machines), FORGET IT. You might win $50.00 to $100.00 or so (after losing $100.00 or more first), but the machines are VERY DIFFICULT to win on when you play higher credits (believe me I KNOW).
I spent another $600.00 last night in my attempt to find out how "loose" their slots are. Please, don't be fooled, their slots are not loose, and probably not even regulated.
Also, they claim that they pay out a lot of money, but this money is actually counting tickets that people cash out (from the money they initially put in from their own pockets).
This casino has really become lousy ever since tbey expanded. I guess they need more money to pay for the hotel expenses and employees now. Save your money and take your kids to Disneyland, it will cost less in the end, and it's more fun.