COME IN SPINNER
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.