Barry Weiss, star of A&E’s hit TV shows “Storage Wars” and “Barry’d Treasure,” is bringing his trademark antics and wily witticisms to Soboba Casino to crown the champion of Barry’s Big Slot Tournament. Set to take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Soboba club members will have the chance to meet Weiss personally in an exclusive meet and greet. All who attend will receive a free autographed picture of Weiss and a photo opportunity with the star himself.

Joining the club is free and easy. Anyone who is not a member can sign up at Soboba before the event and have their picture taken with one of TV’s hottest stars.

“Good times are worth more than good money,” said Weiss.

Soboba club members had the opportunity for both in Barry’s Big Slot Tournament. Starting in March, players could enter the tournament to win a share of $220,000 in cash and prizes. Now Weiss is joining in the fun by sending the winner home with a $50,000 grand prize on May 14.

Starting off in business with his brother Joey, Weiss first made his fortune selling fruits and vegetables to cruise lines. It was, however, his passion for antiques that led to his current career as a professional collector. His unique knowledge on everything from classic cars to vintage war relics, coupled with his eccentric personality, landed him on TV and quickly made him one of A&E’s biggest stars.

“We are delighted to have Barry Weiss join the Soboba family in this exciting club member tournament,” says Michael J. Broderick, Soboba Casino’s director of marketing. “Barry’s distinctive style and personality just adds to the excitement our players have experienced over the past two months and shows our guests that, at Soboba, it pays to play.”