NCAA Tournament Pool
A few years back, a few employees here started an NCAA pool. From what I understand, even in its origins, some family members and friends of employees also participated in the pool. Now it has really caught on fast and last year we had individuals from every level of the company involved in the pool.
The person who is running it isn't a member of management, but last year he sent out a company wide e-mail and post a notice inviting participation. This same person collects the money ($5 per bracket) and there haven't been any complaints as to how it's handled. But it's getting pretty big. The buzz has already begun this year and I anticiapte it's going to be at least as big if not bigger than last years.
Being in HR, there's a part of me that wonders if we should be allowing this to be "run" from inside our building. I don't think anyone's under the impression that it's officially run by the company, but I'm wondering if there are any legal issues I'm not considering.
How are others dealing with the issue of employee-run pools?