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Top tips for Two-Up this ANZAC Day

Yes, it’s that time of year again folks – ANZAC Day.

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance, and one where we take the time to honour those who have given their lives protecting our country. With ANZAC Day, of course, comes many traditions. Gunfire breakfast for one, dawn service for another (see our other article here) and of course two-up.

So you’ve started the day off right and gone to your local dawn service. Now you’re looking to part with some hard earned cash and try your luck in the circle? Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, here are our top five tips for two up.

1. Have your notes ready in advance

There is no ‘change’ in two-up. Full stop. Period. End of story. If you’re rocking up to play, and play you shall, have your notes ready. Most people don’t want to set fire to their hard earned cash in a hurry so $5 and $10 notes work best.

2. A bet is a bet

Once you lock eyes with your opponent think of  this as a contract. All bets are legitimately on and if you lose, pay up. Don’t be that guy or that person or that whatever. Honour the bet, just as you would expect that person to honour theirs if they lost.

3. Waving 50s around makes you look like a dick

Seriously.

4. If it’s your first time, be patient grasshopper

If you haven’t played before take a red hot minute to watch how things unfold. It’s hectic, it’s full on, and sometimes a once in a lifetime experience (depending on how you play) so watch how things are done and slot in when you’re ready.

5. Have fun

Two-up is a bloody awesome game, steeped in tradition and it’s all about winning and spending money, and most importantly, having a bloody good time with your mates. So dig in kids, have a beer, enjoy the sunshine, and part with those hard earned (and definitely soggy) $5 notes, (after the dawn service of course).

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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