Trying your hand and luck at two-up

Blue McGuinness tosses the pennies in the air with the kip as per the rules of two-up.  File photo - Lachlan Bence, 2014.

Blue McGuinness tosses the pennies in the air with the kip as per the rules of two-up. File photo - Lachlan Bence, 2014.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game played on Anzac Day in pubs and clubs throughout Australia, involving a designated 'spinner' throwing two coins or pennies into the air from a piece of wood called a “kip”.  

Players gamble on whether the coins will fall with both (obverse) heads up, both (reverse) tails up, or with one coin a head, and one a tail (known as 'Odds').

Coins must land in a designated area that has been circled off and must not hit the roof or lights. 

The spinner continues throwing the coins until they lose their bet or they throw five consecutive odds. 

Anzac Day is the only day all year where the popular betting game is legal in Australia and is played in RSL’s and clubs across the nation. 

This Anzac Day tradition is set to be played out at Boorowa Ex-Services and citizens Club on Pudman Street on Anzac Day. 

See you there, may the odds be in your favour and please gamble responsibly. 

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