Gambling in the Workplace

What Employers and HR Professionals Need to Know About Gambling and Gaming

What’s the problem?

The rapid growth of legalized gambling in the past few years has outpaced employment policy updates. Video and Internet gaming has grown even more.

Why do HR professionals and employers need to know about this now?

Most employers do not have policies regarding internet and technology use, gambling and gaming on the job, and what activities are acceptable and not acceptable. HR professionals need to provide assistance and contract with trained professionals for referrals.

Where can you learn more about gambling and gaming?

This training provides you with the most up-to-date information about gambling and gaming in the US. You will learn how to update policies and contracts for your employees

About Jody

Shedding Light on Problem and Disordered Gambling

  • CEO of The Better Institute

  • Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II)

  • International Gaming Disorder Certificate (IGDC)

  • Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC)- IGCCB

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania

  • TEDx Speaker — Entrepreneur — Author

Jody Bechtold presents both nationally and internationally about education and treatment for problem gambling. She serves as a board member for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB). Jody earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the Professional coaching certification from Duquesne University School of Leadership & Professional Advancement.

For her work in prevention, education, and training, Jody was awarded the Joanna Franklin Direct Service Award at the 2022 NCPG Conference. She received the “Person of the Year” award from the Pennsylvania Council on Compulsive Gambling in 2011. She is co-author of the Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (2021). She has co-authored two chapters in the Social Workers Desk Reference, Fourth Edition (2021).

Jody has appeared on numerous TV spots, print media, and presented national webinars on the topics of mental health, gambling addiction and technology. With her energy and expertise, it’s easy to understand why the media, colleagues, and organizations seek to hear her speak.

PR Highlights

National Council on Problem Gambling

Annual Conferences

International Addictions Conference

Mauritius — Keynote presenter — July 2019

PA Council State Conference – presenter

Social Work Today — July 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Multiple

Pittsburgh NOW WTAE — Chris Moore

KDKA-TV — Andy Sheehan — Multiple

Tedx Strip District — Have the Conversation 2019