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Barona Casino Ready for Launch

15 November 2002

SAN DIEGO, California – As reported by the San Diego Channel: "The Barona Band of Mission Indians is set to launch a new resort and casino -- a $260 million undertaking -- designed to rival anything in Las Vegas.

…Barona will be the first casino in San Diego to follow the Nevada gaming tradition of putting it all under one roof -- casino, hotel, restaurants and more. When it's open, it will likely become a major economic force in San Diego County, 10News reported. T

he casino alone measures 300,000 square feet, but the ranch is more than just gambling, Barona officials said.

Adjacent to the casino is a 397-room hotel, which, combined with the recently completed championship golf course, will turn Barona into a destination resort.

…The hotel includes some 33 luxury suites, ranging in size from 800 to 3,500 square feet.

The new hotel and the new casino, also means new jobs, Barona human resources director Rick Salinas said…"

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