Click to enlarge"Two-up " - Australia's national game, but it's illegal

"Two-up" is a traditional game which is true-blue Australian, invented in old Australia, and allowed to played LEGALLY in public only on special days, such as ANZACs day public holiday, since it's actually gambling...Of, course you can gamble and play it any time in an Australian casino.

A smooth area of 3 metres diameter is used with any number of players participating. Here's a few terminology used in the game:


KIP       : Piece of wood on which the pennies (coins) are placed for spinning
RINGER    : Person in charge of the game
SPINNER   : Player spinning the coins
COCKATOO  : Keeps a lookout for the "Law" aka Police !

The RINGER will call for the "SPINNER" who will place a bet with the "BOXER". When this is set, side bets may be made, for either Heads or Tails. The "RINGER" will then call "Come in Spinner", the "SPINNER" will then walk into the centre of the RING and tosses the coins upwards.

If the coins land with 2 Heads facing UP, it is called "HEADS". 2 Tails is called "TAILED THEM", and when one of each is showing, then it is "ODDS". The coins must be tossed until a result is obtained.

The game is for the "SPINNER" to spin as many pairs of "HEADS" as possible. When 2 Tails are showing, the "SPINNER" passes the "KIP" to another person.The modern game is now played with three coins thus giving a quicker result i.e. 2 HEADS or 2 TAILS.




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