Problem gambling is characterised by difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling. The impact of problem gambling affects the gambler, family, friends, work colleagues, and the community.
Problem gambling therefore is a social, health, and workplace safety issue. But unlike other dependency issues, such as alcohol and drug abuse, there are few observable signs and symptoms for problem gambling. This means it can be hard to identify an employee suffering from gambling-related harm.
The increase of online and mobile gambling has seen gaming and betting spread from venues to our homes and workplaces. Problem gambling can therefore have a significant negative workplace impact. This guide will help you identify and respond to problem gambling in the workplace.
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