GTECH G2 and Barona Resort & Casino to Launch Play For Fun Poker

14 SEPTEMBER 2011 (LONDON, UK) – GTECH G2 the premier full service provider to the iGaming and sports betting industry is excited to announce that it has contracted with Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego, California to provide play for fun poker services.

Continuing their reputation for innovation in the gaming industry, Barona is launching an exciting beta test site for free-play online poker. The interactive free-play online poker site provides Club Barona members with a fun and free way to play poker and win prizes from home. The innovative site licensed to Barona by GTECH G2, includes cutting edge graphics that will offer Club Barona members the ultimate play for fun poker experience.

The launch of ‘Barona Free-Play Online Poker’ is a beta release, only for select Barona players, and the full launch of the free-play site is expected in a few months. The beta test site will offer all of the most popular forms of poker including Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Five Card Stud in no limit, pot limit and limit varieties. Both tournament play and ring games will be offered online at no cost.

“Barona free-play online poker is one more way that we make fun happen for our Barona players,” said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “We are always looking for new and inventive ways to bring excitement to our players and our new free-play site gives us the opportunity to provide more fun for our players while they are at home.”

William Scott, Vice President of GTECH G2 said, “Our poker products have been designed and developed after spending many years studying the behavior of online poker players and offer players the ultimate poker experience, we are delighted to be able to bring this to Club Barona members to enhance their playing experience. At GTECH G2, we are very excited to work with Barona Resort & Casino on this exciting development.”


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Note to Editors:
GTECH G2 is the iGaming and Sports betting division of the Lottomatica group. In two years the company has become the premier full service solution provider to the iGaming industry with award winning products and software and industry leading management services. GTECH G2 is the most trusted supplier to regulated markets and the leading iGaming and sports betting supplier to the world’s lottery industry.

About Barona Resort & Casino (
Barona Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego’s leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED® Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Barona is San Diego’s leading destination resort featuring 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 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube today.