The NCAA tournament starts on Thursday, so if your office is going to be doing a March Madness pool . . . and you’re cool enough to be included . . . the brackets are probably circulating.
A staffing company called Spherion just released the results of a nationwide survey of workers to find out which types of office gambling are the most popular. And even though March Madness gets the most press . . . it only came in SECOND.
–Turns out Super Bowl office pools are actually more common. 63% of the people who’ve participated in an office pool say it was related to the Super Bowl, versus 55% who’ve done one for the NCAA tournament.
–Pooling money together for lottery tickets was the third-most popular type of office gambling.
–It’s followed by fantasy football . . . World Series pools . . . baby-related pools . . . Kentucky Derby pools . . . award show pools . . . Stanley Cup pools . . . and finally, reality TV show pools.
–Overall, 46% of people said they’d participated in a pool.
–Of the group that had never participated, the majority said it’s because they’ve never been invited. 13% didn’t do it because they felt it was violating company policy . . . and 4% didn’t do it because of religious reasons.