Banning Online Gambling Work

Should online gambling be banned in the office? As you can imagine, the staff at First Online Casino Directory are big fans of gambling. Give the people what they want, no? A recent study by a workplace relations specialist recommends its prohibition, comparing a friendly punt to smoking. Forgive me if I fail to see the correlation between the two.
Of course, it is perfectly reasonable for an employer to want to prevent their worker bees from spending the day playing online slots or grinding out the afternoon on a poker table. I doubt they want their staff smoking all day, tending to their crops in Farmville or knocking back a dozen shots of tequila either.
However, the argument made in this case is pathetically weak and does not stand up to reason. An online casino in Australia took out a full page ad in The Age on Melbourne Cup Day detailing how easy it is to open an account and make a wager. Its possible in only a couple minutes. Imagine that, an efficient business!
Some companies block access to gambling websites from work…That should be more than enough, if an employers feels to much time is being spent worrying about going bust or profits at the roulette table.
Holding Redlich senior associate and workplace relations specialist Joel Zyngier said it was time to ban gambling on company time using company equipment.
''Due to the increased trend of gambling via social media, it is clear that unacceptable behaviour must include using an employer's resources to engage in gambling via social media,'' he said.
''As far as I am aware it [gambling] is not being looked at, at least to the same extent, that pornography or race-hate sites are being looked at.''
''An employer's duty under OH&S law is to do everything it practically can to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety in the workplace.
''Unfettered access to the internet coupled with knowledge that employees have the potential to cause themselves harm by gambling, may trigger an employer's OH&S duty.''
Mr Zyngier also warns that a company could find itself in trouble if an employee developed or increased a gambling addiction while at work.
''It wouldn't be a common situation … but if they continued to allow the person access to something that harmed them then it could very well be an occupational health and safety breach,'' he said.
What kind of an institution would allow their workers, to spend so much time gambling where it could potentially be harmful? How could that worker possibly be considered an asset to an organization if they are screwing around for so long in a day? One minute boss, I am on a roll.
I don't get it. Another example of an absolutely useless governmental intrusion. Stick to the big stuff, guys and let us do what is right.