Re: Australia hilarity

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Wed, 30 Jun 1999 22:29:10 -0700 (PDT)


> < 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
> `galloping'...

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 :( .



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