ANZAC DAY: Where to find 2-UP

They turn a “blind eye” once a year. The exact origins of 2-UP are obscure, but it seems to have evolved from pitch and toss, a gambling game involving tossing a single coin into the air and wagering on the result. If you’re looking to try your luck this ANZAC Day we have a list of venues here that will be hosting 2-UP. 

About 2-UP

“Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game, involving a designated “spinner” throwing two coins or pennies into the air. Players gamble on whether the coins will fall with both heads (obverse) up, both tails (reverse) up, or with one coin a head and one a tail (known as “odds”). It is traditionally played on Anzac Day in pubs and clubs throughout Australia, in part to mark a shared experience with diggers through the ages”


Where to play 2-UP in Newcastle on ANZAC Day 2016

NOTE: Click on each of the venues for more information

Lorn Park Bowls Sport & Recreation Club

Beach Hotel

Prince of Wales Hotel

Pedens Hotel Cessnock

Newcastle Jockey Club

The Blackbutt Hotel

Souths Merewether

Sydney Junction Hotel

Crown & Anchor Hotel

The Windsor Castle Hotel

Cricketers Arms Hotel

Wickham Park Hotel

The Premier Hotel

Honeysuckle Hotel

Lake MacquarieTavern

The Greenroof

Albion Hotel, Singleton

The Lucky Hotel

Adamstown Bowling club

Royal Inn Waratah

Caves Beachside Resort

Kahibah Sports Club

The Kent Hotel Hamilton

Sunnyside Tavern

Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

The Burwood Inn

The Belmore Hotel (official)

Wangi RSL


If you’re local is holding 2-UP on ANZAC Day and we havn’t got them in the guide, let us know at

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