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March Madness and Workplace Gambling: What Should Employers Do?

Brentwood, TN—March 14, 2013—Anyone who follows college basketball—and even the casual sports fan—is aware that the NCAA basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is nearly here.

In most workplaces across the United States, employees will be distracted by this event. This could be because they are rooting for their favorite college team. It could also be because they are participating in a 'bracket' pool or some other form of gambling.  

In a new video, BLR interviews Mary Drexler, Executive Director for the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (, who explains why employers should be aware of the possible ramifications if they sanction or condone an NCAA tournament office pool.  Perhaps more importantly, they should understand the possible dangers posed by an employee with a gambling problem.

In the video, available at, Drexler also shares proactive steps that employers can take to guard against the negative consequences of gambling in the workplace.
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