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(Valley Center, CA) – August 30, 2013 – Glenn H. from Encinitas clawed his way to victory, winning five years of free Maine Lobster Buffets courtesy of Valley View Casino & Hotel at the 2nd Annual Maine Event. In twenty short minutes, Glenn was able to consume almost seven pounds of his eight pound feast consisting of mashed potatoes, corn, dinner rolls, an apple cobbler and eighteen Maine lobster tails. As the winner of this competitive lobster eating contest, Glenn was presented with his prize by General Manager of Valley View Casino & Hotel, Bruce Howard, plus hosts John Coleman from KUSI and Kevin Dean from KyXy.

Following the intense competition, Glenn was shocked when he was revealed as the winner. "I didn't rush or feel pressured – I just enjoyed myself. The dessert was the best part!" he said. "The food at Valley View Casino & Hotel is absolutely the best and everything is excellent. The staff treated my family and I really well, offering to help us with anything, and we had a great time."

John Coleman kept the crowd laughing as the official emcee for the event, providing comic relief and commentary as the contestants struggled to devour their massive eight-pound lobster feast. Following a tense weigh-off between the two leading contenders, Glenn proved to be the ultimate challenger and Maine Event champion.

"The Maine Event was just as exciting the second time around thanks to the hard work of our chefs, team members and hosts," said Bruce Howard, General Manager of Valley View Casino & Hotel. "We look forward to seeing our winner Glenn at The Buffet as a regular guest and I hope that he comes to watch all of the Maine Event action next year."

Anyone can enjoy Valley View Casino & Hotel's iconic Maine lobster at the award-winning endless lobster buffet starting at 10:30am on weekends and 4pm on weekdays. For a global lunch, guests can visit The Buffet Monday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm. Savor everything from classic steaks and tender prime rib to tangy Asian chicken and fresh Mexican seafood. The Buffet also features a 100-foot dessert bar that can satisfy every sweet tooth and any craving. Plus, new guests will receive their first Maine Lobster Buffet absolutely free when joining the Players Club. Signing up is quick, easy and free.

To learn more about Valley View Casino & Hotel and Southern California's only all-you-can-eat Maine Lobster Buffet, visit and like them on Facebook.

About Valley View Casino & Hotel
Valley View Casino & Hotel, Southern California's premier gaming destination, combines the thrill of San Diego's only Certified Loose slots and all of your favorite table games with beautifully appointed rooms, seven outstanding restaurants and unparalleled guest service. The casino features 2,000 Certified Loose slot machines and 26 exciting tables including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, pai gow poker and more, as well as the Certified Largest Non-Smoking Casino Area in California. Plus, the casino recently added a spectacular 3,500 gallon saltwater aquarium for guests to admire. Delicious dining options include the award-winning Maine Lobster Buffet, the Black&Blue Steakhouse and Lounge, BLD's Café, Scoops gelato shop, Sweets pastry shop, Stix Asian noodle bar and Snax, its 24-hour snack shop. With three bars and entertainment nightly, there's always something fun going on at Valley View Casino & Hotel. The casino hotel features 12 Luxury Suites and 96 Deluxe Rooms all with breathtaking views of the Palomar mountain range along with free internet service, free valet service and complimentary poolside breakfast. Plus, the casino known around Southern California as San Diego's favorite does not charge its hotel guests taxes, resort fees or parking charges, making it a true Vegas experience at a great value. To enjoy the casino, hotel and restaurants, guests must be 21 or older. For more information about Valley View Casino & Hotel or to book a reservation please visit or call 760-291-5500.