Gambling at work is a growing problem and gamban® is here to help curb it
Gambling-related harm doesn’t just affect the individual and their family, it impacts workplaces, too. It’s now the second biggest reason for fraud. gamban® removes the temptation of gambling at work by blocking every gambling site in the world
1. Why should I consider gamban® for my company?
The BDO FraudTrack Report highlights how the second biggest reason for fraud is gambling in the UK. The risk of gambling-related harm in the work-place has never been higher, with 24/7 on-demand access across almost every device.
“The significant increase in fraud is quite shocking, but I am not surprised that the second biggest reason for fraud is gambling. If left unchecked, compulsive gambling leads to debt. It is debt that is so destructive to relationships and daily life, debt that leads to the gambler making desperate choices that lead to fraud. EPIC’s philosophy is prevention, through awareness and education. Too many people are being convicted of crimes to feed destructive habits. At EPIC, we work with our clients to help their employees make the right choices.” Justyn Larcombe, Operations Director, EPIC Risk Management
2. The Impact of problem gambling in the work-place
It may be that members of your team already need protection from gambling-related harm and this could be causing problems with motivation, mental health, relationships and productivity.
Studies have linked gambling with a loss of productivity, with gamblers spending time away from work to gamble.
It is estimated that gamblers lose over seven hours at work a month to gambling (REED Report on Gambling and Employment)
The effects of gambling addiction often don’t end with the problem gambler. This is an issue that can affect the entire team. Consider what might happen if an individual becomes depressed, unmotivated, withdrawn or, in extreme cases, commits suicide.
3. Why protect employees & staff?
Imagine knowing that anyone in your organisation who wants or needs protection from gambling-related harm can have immediate access. Consider that gambling addiction still carries with it a slight stigma for some. These people may not be ready to discuss compulsive gambling with HR or Occupational Health but may still need help.
By offering gamban® protection, you are making an important and worthwhile investment in your staff. This is not a box-ticking exercise. This is real, practical protection built by people with first-hand experience of problem gambling.
4. Let gamban® take care of the problem
What you are buying when you purchase gamban® for your team is unlimited access to gamban® protection for anyone within the organisation. The first thing we do is white-list your organisation email suffix (e.g. “@menzies.com”). Protection is then available on up to three devices for one year per person. If required, gamban® can also provide custom promotional codes. For a deeper level of integration with your enterprise infrastructure (network, hardware, server, on-site) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
5. What if you do nothing?
There may be severe consequences for not adequately protecting individuals within your team:
- Increased insurance premiums due to higher risk
- Irredeemable reputation management
- Legal proceedings following anti-social behaviour, aggression, assault or suicide
- Media attention
- Fines & penalties
Our motto at gamban® is ‘prevention is cheaper than cure’, so while you might be fine without gamban®, we would strongly recommend protecting your team.
6. Why gamban®?
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“If someone’s focus is gambling and how to get easy money to fund their gambling habit, they will become irritable, secretive, compulsive and generally start to display behaviour that employers do not want to be dealing with.”Employment Adviser
- Percentage of 25-34 year olds who gamble while at work, either online or on mobile 6%
- Percentage of people who believe gambling and debt can be a distraction for people in work 82%
gamban® provides your corporate environment with a cost-effective solution that protects your staff from gambling at home and in the workplace, giving your staff access to the tools they need to regain control, so your team can stay protected and productive.
We offer the most advanced and effective cross-platform solution for blocking gambling sites and applications and it happens to be the most affordable product on the market.
This is not a ‘box-ticking’ exercise. This is practical protection built by people with first-hand experience of problem gambling. By offering gamban®, you are making an important and worthwhile investment in your staff. Show employees, leadership, board members and shareholders that you are taking the right steps to preventing gambling related harm from entering the workplace.
gamban® provides unlimited protection for anyone within your organisation by white-listing your organisation email suffix.
Protection can then be obtained by individuals on up to three devices for one year per person, with a verified email address.
For companies looking to prevent access on corporate devices or onsite, gamban® can be integrated across the network through DNS, or via multi-device deployment.