Gambling Could Be HR Problem

While Uncle Sam has shown little interest in the Match Madness brackets being passed between cubicles, your boss may. But again, like with the government, gambling is not a high priority on employers' lists.

In a 2006 survey of 451 HR workers in The Society For Resource Management, only 14 percent said that their company had a gambling policy, and 7 percent said they had an unwritten gambling policy.

Of those that had a policy, 55 percent said disciplinary action, including termination, could result from violating the policy.