A recent report found that 25% of gamblers said that the activity affected their work resulting in reduced productivity and lower quality of work.

When approaching the problem gamblers start by normalising the conversation.

Express facts, thoughts, feelings and beliefs about gambling without placing blame.

Listen actively to what the employee has to say by paraphrasing and summarising.

Be understanding by acknowledging emotions.

Plan your responses beforehand based on how the employee is likely to react.

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