> < Two-up - betting on the toss of
> two coins - is
> practically a
national pastime. >
> Perhaps this was written by someone who was last
> here in 1937. We don't
> even *have* coins usable for that purpose any
> longer. (Pennies went out
> back in the '60s, I dimly recall.)
About the only time it's played is on Anzac day (like Veterans' Day), with a lot of hoopla about it.
I think some of the casinos have special two-up games.
> Now one-armed bandits and Lotto - yes, those forms
> of the moron tax are on
> the galloping increase. Oh, and speaking of
Poker machines have been the death of live music, in Sydney pubs, anyway. Much more money to be made from pokies than performers, I'm afraid :( .