Two-up in Newcastle, Anzac Day 2017: Aguide

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A Newcastle Herald guide to two-up COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at the Bennett Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

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COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at the Bennett Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at the Bennett Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at the Bennett Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at the Bennett Hotel, Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at Newcastle Diggers Club. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Kobie Tregeagle and Adam Ferris celebrate a win at two-up at Newcastle Diggers Club. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

COME IN, SPINNER: Punters try their luck at two-up at Newcastle Diggers Club. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappSOME have a schooner in hand, some have a thickish clasp of plastic notes.

Others hold their loved one tight and chat to friends–and even strangers.

And to a person,theyhave a smile on their face.

TheAnzac Day traditionof two-up remained as popular as ever for many Novocastrians on Tuesday, as they headed en masse to clubs and pubs to bet a little and get amongst the day.

Newcastle Diggers ClubSome, like Charlestown’s Adam Ferris, began their day of commemorating Anzac Day witha dawn service before heading to a watering hole for a flutter.

“It is a bit of fun,’’ Mr Ferris said as he mingled within a happy crowd at Newcastle Diggers Clubboasting punters and a healthy number ofpast and present servicemen and servicewomen still wearing uniforms.

“It is about being getting out there, be a bit of a larrikan, enjoying yourself and creatingbonds with the other Aussies who might be having a beer.’’

Fellow punter Kobie Tregeagle, of The Hill, had already made a handy profit midway through Tuesday afternoon by sticking with the tails at the two-up arena, which was situated in its traditional spot in the laneway between the city club and Market Street.

“Tails never fails,’’ she said.

The Bennett Hotel, HamiltonAnd that appeared to be the case at the Bennett Hotel at Hamilton, where spinners were finding it hard to make a profit.

One of the organisers, Darren Wilton from the Bennett Hotel Centurions cricket club, said thepubwas traditionally a friendly place for those backing heads.

“It is varied today, it is all a bit up and down, it is very hard to pick,’’ said Mr Wilton, whose volunteers were raising money for the Black Dog Institute.

“Obviously we have got to know a lot of people over the years and people do come here because they think it is going to be a heads day.

“It is a game of chance, but for some reason it does seemto go heads a lot here. And I can guarantee by the end of the day therewill be three or four who willalways throw a lot up a lot ofheads.

“It is a great atmosphere, everyone is enjoying themselvesand we are happy to be a small part of it.’’