Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Two-up gets thumbs up

    22/09/2005 12:00 AM

    Returned and Services League (RSL) clubs in Western Australia are set to gain the nod to play two-up on a second ceremonial day each year.

    Racing and Gaming Minister Mark McGowan announced today that he had worked with the WA branch of the RSL about the possibility of conducting two-up on a second ceremonial day, such as Remembrance Day, in addition to the traditional activities on ANZAC Day.

    “Two-up is a great Aussie tradition and holds a special place in many veterans’ hearts,” Mr McGowan said.

    “Like ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day is ceremonially significant and it makes sense to allow Western Australians to spin the coins as part of the festivities.

    “By allowing an additional two-up day, the Gallop Government is enhancing WA’s unique lifestyle.”

    Burswood Casino, which has primary rights to conduct two-up gaming within a 200km radius of Perth, has been consulted in relation to the proposal and has indicated that it has no objection to the proposal.

    “The legislative authority to approve such a request exists and I will be consulting with the State RSL and the Gaming and Wagering Commission to identify a suitable day and put the appropriate approvals in place,” the Minister said.

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