COME IN SPIN­NER

Rouse Hill Times - - HONOURING ANZAC OUR HEROES -

TWO-UP, a gam­bling game where coins are tossed and bets are made on whether they will land on heads or tails is a proud Aus­tralian An­zac tra­di­tion that can be traced back to the trenches of World War I.

The game’s ori­gins are thought to go back to the 18th cen­tury in the English game of ‘pitch and toss’.

But this proud pub sta­ple on the An­zac Day cal­en­dar is only once a year, on April 25, and this is how it all starts:

A “ringie” places two coins, tail side up, on a pad­dle (”kip”), while pun­ters con­gre­gate around the game in a cir­cu­lar pat­tern and roar phrases like “ten­na­head!” ($10 on both coins land­ing on heads). The call “come in spin­ner” is made when all bets are placed and the coins are ready to be tossed.

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