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The acclaimed designers of Paris and Las Vegas hotels and casinos have designed a ranch-themed resort in Lakeside, Calf., near San Diego that features one of California's top casinos. The Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino also stands about 25 miles from pro sports venues, San Diego Convention Center, SeaWorld and other family- and kid-friendly and attractions. The Barona Band of Mission Indians operates the resort, located on their reservation, which also includes the Barona Museum's 2,000 items of pottery, reed baskets, paintings, arrowheads and other artifacts dating back thousands of years. The western-themed resort a 18-hole golf course, willow-shaded pond with splashing water wheel, and barn that serves as the 310,000-square-foot casino. Gamers can enjoy 2,000 slot machines, 10 games on 70 tables, Bingo, poker and off-track betting. High rollers can get their kicks in the exclusive Parlor 32. After building up appetites from sight-seeing and gaming, guests can fill up at Barona Oaks Steakhouse or at the 200-item Ranch House Buffet with stations devoted to Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Mongolian, American, rotisserie, soups, salads, international pastries and desserts. Other options include the old-fashioned Branding Iron Café and HoWan Noodle Shop's Thai Red Curry Chicken, Philippine Pancit and Korean Beef Ribs. For work and relaxing, the resort also features business and fitness centers, reflections pool, and AmBience Day Spa. The resort showcases 418-square-foot guestrooms styled in warm tones and rustic furniture, and outfitted with entertainment centers, data ports, mini-refrigerators, desks, mini-safes, and balconies or patios. Air travelers are 30 miles from San Diego International Airport. Families, tour groups, romantic couples and business travelers come here for gaming action amid a resort ambience and a location close to all the famous Southern California sights.