Monday 15 June 2009. Part of P for Performance.
P for Performance was pleased to announce as its fifth performative event: 15thJune Draaf Seminar (V65 Romme/Sweden), Introduction & Play by Bernd Krauß.
The Swedish horse industry is mainly based on trot and, with its fifty tracks around the country, is one of the leading nations in this sport. Besides this importance, it has developed a unique culture around the sport, involving a huge number of the country’s inhabitants through watching and betting. Each day of the week races are held at lunchtime (V4) and in the evening (V65). They attract around 500 000 or more Euros in betting. On Saturdays (V75) up to 75 00 000 are being bet and a single winner of this system-bet could win millions.
This very successful betting system attracts participants from around the world. They participate through traditional means (betting shops) and modern technology (internet). This international success is partially based on the critical circumstances of former trot nations, such as Germany, which can no longer provide enough money through betting to make horse breeding, training, and racing an attractive proposition. So, not only the spectators, but even horses and their owners/trainers are shifting their activities to the north where they find enough resources that can provide their income.
After a short introduction, at Western Pavljoen, Bernd Krauß went over the betting techniques, explaining the basic informations for online and on track gambling. We then visited the betting place around the corner.
As an important part of our announcement the following advisory was issued:
“If you have financial constraints, we suggest you not to participate at this event. Betting can potentially become an addiction and the Swedish horsing system only provides help line service in Swedish.”