Lots of exciting changes!

Posted in Tournaments on March 21, 2014 by baronaonlinepoker

You’ve probably noticed that we have made a number of changes to our tournaments. Here’s a quick summary of everything that’s changed recently:

  • Friday Night Light has all new prizes. Instead of the usual prize structure, the top 10 players will all win $50 Barona Poker Room tournament entries. These can be used in any Poker Room tournament with a buy-in of $50 or more. NOTE: the tournament will end once the final table is reached.
  • Wednesday’s Humpday Special tournament has been moved to 9:00pm.
  • The Sleepy Saturday tournament has been moved to 8:00pm, and has been renamed to Saturday Stackem.
  • The Weekly Major is now on Sunday at 6:00pm.
  • Pop up tournaments have been temporarily suspended, but they’ll be back right after Main Event Mania ends.

As always, we keep trying new things to make Barona Freeplay Online Poker more exciting and fun. Please let us know what you think – email comments or suggestions to support@baronaonlinepoker.com.

Main Event Mania is back, bigger and better!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2014 by baronaonlinepoker

The most popular tournament on Barona Freeplay Online Poker has always been Main Event Mania. For the past two years, we’ve given you a chance to win an entry in the world’s biggest poker tournament, the $10,000 buy-in Main Event, which this year has a $10 million guaranteed first place prize.

This year, Main Event Mania is even bigger, with more chances to win and bigger prizes! Instead of just one $10,000 Main Event entry, we’re giving away THREE, and we’re including a bonus award for airfare, travel and expenses. And that’s not all – we’re giving away another seven preliminary event entries, also including a bonus award.

Satellites begin on March 2. There are three First Round satellites daily, a daily Quarterfinal and weekly Semifinals, all leading to the Main Event Mania Finals on May 17. You can play in satellites, or buy in at any level except for the Finals.

Two important notes:

  • Because the Main Event takes place in Las Vegas, you must be at least 21 years of age as of May 27, 2014.
  • Main Event Mania is open only to California residents.

Details about this exciting event are available here. Good luck, and we hope to see you in the Finals!


High Roller Getaway Dinner at Barona Culinary Institute

Posted in Events, Special on February 7, 2014 by baronaonlinepoker

On January 22, we hosted our first-ever High Roller Getaway Dinner at the Barona Culinary Institute. HostDennis, HostSharon, HostKevin and HostDan played host to the three lucky winners, ringgirl, A2Lucky and aquarius and their guests.

We started with an array of appetizers served in the show kitchen/classroom of the Culinary Institute. This was followed by an elegant 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Duncan and his staff of world-class chefs, served in the elegant dining room of the Institute. Dessert was unique, as well, a truly decadent end to a great event.

The dinner was an extraordinary event in a truly unique location.  Since each of the winners was also provided with hotel accommodations, the winners and their guests were able to play and relax without having to worry about driving home.

All in all, the High Roller Getaway was a great success. We look forward to more exciting and fun events with our players. The next one is our monthly Meet the Hosts event, which takes place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 12. We’d love to see you there!

Name your own tournament!

Posted in Special, Tournaments on January 31, 2014 by baronaonlinepoker

We’ve got a new, fun tournament event launching this week: Name Your Own Tournament!

Every day from February 2 through February 8, we’re running a special event (in the lobby in green as Name Your Own). The winner of this tournament wins a Seasons Fresh Buffet for two, but more importantly, the winner also gets to name the daily tournament two weeks out. For example, if you win the tournament on Sunday, February 2, you get to rename the Sunday Fun tournament on February 16 to whatever you want! And you also get to choose the game (Hold ‘em, Omaha, Omaha High-Low), the stakes (limit, pot limit or no limit) and whether it’s regular (8 minute rounds) or turbo (5 minute rounds).

On the day of Your Tournament, you’ll be a bounty – the player who eliminates you will receive a Seasons Fresh Buffet. Of course, we’ll give you one, also! And if you happen to win your own tournament, you’ll get a buffet for two.

Note, of course, that there are some limits on what you can name a tournament (nothing nasty, 20 character maximum). We’ll get in touch with you right after the tournament so you can make your choices, and you’ll get to see your very own tournament in the lobby for a full week before it runs.

New tournaments, changes in payouts launch today

Posted in Promotions, Tournaments on January 2, 2014 by baronaonlinepoker

First, from all of us here at Barona Freeplay Online Poker, we hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a very happy new year!

We have some new tournaments and some changes in our current tournaments to start off the new year. First the new:

Beginning today, you’ll see a new tournament pop up just after the daily prize tournament starts – we’re calling them Pop-Up Tournaments.  The Pop-Up Tournaments start 45 minutes after the daily prize tournament. You can play in both if you like, or wait to play in the Pop-Up until after you bust out of the daily event. These tournaments offer late registration like our other tournaments, but only for 15 minutes (rather than 30). This is the first in a series of new events we have in store for 2014.

Also beginning today, we’ve made a change in the daily prize tournaments: they will no longer pay out in chips, only in prizes. You can still win chips in our daily Bankroll Builder tournaments and in ring games, as well as in the various special events we run from time to time (like the Meet the Hosts monthly event).

Last, a relatively small change: the buy-ins for tournaments on Monday and Friday, which award larger prizes, are increasing from 1,000 chips to 2,000 chips.

We’re continually reviewing and revising our tournaments and schedules to give you the most fun possible. Please feel free to let us know what you think – you can post comments here, or email us at support@baronaonlinepoker.com.

Elves’ Day Off

Posted in Events, Promotions, Tournaments on December 23, 2013 by baronaonlinepoker

As we told you in an earlier post, we gave the Hosts a few days off during Thanksgiving and they’re getting a few more during the upcoming holiday week. There will be no regularly scheduled daily prize tournaments on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 26, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing happening! This Thursday is Boxing Day, a traditional British holiday the day after Christmas every year, and we’re celebrating Boxing Day with over $1,500 in Amazon Gift Cards and other great prizes! Click here for more details, and plan to join us at 6:00pm on December 26 for lots of post-holiday fun.

Play like a High Roller!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 by baronaonlinepoker

We always have new and fun events on Barona Freeplay Online Poker. Later this month, we have our annual Boxing Day Tournament, as you may have already read here. And we’ve got an exciting, new event going on right now – the High Roller Getaway.

Three lucky Barona Freeplay Online Poker players and their guests will win an extraordinary night at the Barona Culinary Institute. As a winner, you’ll be treated to a private, four course gourmet dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Duncan Firth and his staff, complete with wine pairings. And you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the Institute’s show kitchen. You will be joined at dinner by HostDennis, HostSharon, HostDan and HostKevin.

Satellites are running daily – look for the green satellites in the Tourney Lobby.


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