TWO - UP
TWO UP- THE GAME
WREST POINT CASINO - HOBART IN TASMANIA
The Hobart Casino was the first casino established in Australia.
Affectionately known as the "Thermos"
I remember going with my daughter and visiting the TWO-UP ring.
Bettors all stood around the ring placing their bets, House against the Player.
House would invite someone to enter the circle to toss the coins.
Two-up was traditionally only for men, but with the advent of the Casino games women
were also allowed to play.
Much to my daughters horror I volunteered, and made a hopeless mess of it, when this
happens, House offers to takes over with a guarantee of a certain winnings to the tosser.
I gladly surrendered the board, and seasoned bettors all quickly changed their betting,
I wonder why ?
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE GAME
Two - Up
Gambling was brought to Australia with the new settlers and quickly was established
as a popular leisure activity among all social groups.
The pronounced British influence of early gambling (card games, two-up, horseracing)
was complemented during the nineteenth century by games with Asian and European
Since the 1970s commercial forms of gambling such as casinos and gaming machines
have been influenced by United States industrial practices.
Many forms of gambling that arose originally from community activities and were
subsequently prohibited (eg. off-course betting, sportsbetting,
Casino's, along with card games, have been legalised and made accessible to adults
on a daily basis.
"Two Up is" only legal one day a year - excepting at a Casino.