More Employers Bet That Basketball Pools Aren't Bad
Kansas City Partner Jim Holland was quoted in The Kansas City Star on March 4 in an article entitled “More Employers Bet That Basketball Pools Aren’t Bad.”
The article discussed March Madness betting pools in a work environment.
As this year’s NCAA basketball tournament approaches, fewer and fewer employers report they have rules prohibiting or limiting such workplace wagering, according to the article. That’s not to say that employment law attorneys are completely at ease with the acceptance of betting pools that’s grown in the last few years.
“The problem is the exchange of money that happens when a winner takes co-workers’ cash,” said Jim. “They want to know what happens if they catch guys running an illegal dice game in the warehouse and they want to terminate them. Gambling is gambling, so it’s hard to make a distinction.”