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Barona Resort & Casino Leads the Industry with Cleanest Casino Air in the Country

Barona Resort & Casino announced today that it has begun the installation of a multi-million dollar air filtration and purification system to further enhance indoor air quality at the award-winning casino. The first-of-its-kind system features a V-PAC™ Photo-catalytic Air Cleaning System manufactured by Ultra Violet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) that is being engineered and installed by Synergy Environmental. Once the installation is complete in December, Barona will have the cleanest air of any casino in the country.

“We take great pride in always having the best technology available and after extensive research and testing, we have found the most advanced air filtration and purification system on the market today," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “The powerful combination of UVDI’s V-PAC™ system and Synergy’s engineering expertise will provide Barona with even cleaner air than we have now and we are very excited for our guests and staff to experience the results.”

Barona has been testing the UVDI V-PAC™ air cleaning purification system for the past several months in the casino’s Off-Track Betting Room. An independent air quality testing company, Western Environmental Services, was brought in to measure the results and confirmed that the V-PAC system™ was extremely effective in reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) concentrations to extremely low levels and  also  highly effective in handling spikes caused by cigarette contaminants.

“We are so pleased and proud that Barona is the first casino in the country to utilize the UVDI VPAC™ three-Stage system,” said Roger Kiesling, LEED® Certified Western Regional Sales Manager for UVDI. “Barona has a reputation for always leading the industry with the best technology and equipment on the market and our system is the best available for air filtration and odor removal. We can’t wait for Barona’s staff and players to experience the improvement this is going to make in the air quality.”

To maximize the benefits of the V-PAC™ air purification system, Barona has also taken steps to significantly increase the air circulation throughout the casino. Recently, 150 perforated air returns in the casino were replaced with technologically advanced louvered returns which increased air flow by 66 percent.  

“Barona is all about creating a fun and enjoyable gaming experience for our players and a great work environment for our staff and we believe that includes providing the best indoor air quality possible,” added Salinas. “We are really excited for our guests and our staff to experience the results of this new system because once it is up and running they will be breathing extremely clean and more pure air.”

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 www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube today.


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