Office lottery and sports pools

Do pools for money violate workplace anti-gambling policy?
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

Our company policy manual has strict standards on conduct in the workplace, including a prohibition against any kind of gambling on company property. If a group of workers has an office lottery pool where they collect the money at work and pick the numbers through company email, can we consider this a breach of the policy? What about office sports pools involving money?

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