Online gambling during business hours costs English firms more than £300m every year in lost productivity. This is the result of the survey commissioned by Consultancy firm Morse. 664 office workers nationwide were questioned on the topic of online gambling.
The survey reveals the following figures: 30% gamble online, buy a lottery ticket or make a bet while at work what indicates that they are likely to spend 13 hours on gambling over a year; 38% of men and 21% of women gamble at work; 35% of employees in Northern England, 29% – in the South and 27% in the Midlands use their company time to make a bet.
The increase in popularity of online casinos and uncontrolled access to Internet are the tempting facts that distract employees from work thus resulting in a substantial dent in company productivity.