It’s illegal to play two-up on any other day except Anzac Day. Now as gambling goes, two-up is relatively harmless. And yet the powers that be have decided to ban this form of betting, presumably to protect punters.
At the Alliance for Gambling Reform, of which I’m a part, we are not against gambling. We are just against con jobs. And tragically, too many RSL clubs rely on the biggest and most deadly con job in Australia: poker machines, which are currently designed by addiction specialists to create addiction.