Come in Spinner

Ladedadeda

Wodonga, Australia

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Taken on a Canon 5D MKII fitted with a Canon 17-40mm f/4L IS.

Location: Wodonga RSL, Victoria, Australia

ANZAC Day 2011

Two-up had its hey-day with the diggers stationed in Flanders in the first world war. It remained popular for Australian troops during WWII and is an institution in pubs and clubs on Anzac Day.

  • Two-up is legal only on Anzac Day except in Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie and casinos.
  • It can be played with either two or three coins.
  • In Broken Hill the game can only be played legally at the Musicians’ Club and in Kalgoorlie at a designated two-up school.
  • The kip is the piece of wood the coins are thrown on.
  • The person in charge of the game is called the boxer or ringer.
  • A nob is a double headed coin.
  • “Come in spinner” is the call for the coins to be tossed.
  • The person who looks out for the police in an illegal game is called a cockatoo.
  • In the casino version of the game punters cannot place wagers with other players but in the diggers’ version they can bet with as many people as they like.
  • The object of the game is to spin a pair of heads.
  • The spinner must throw heads three times in a row before he/she collects the winnings.

-aap 2003 SMH

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