The amount of time that employees had worked in the gambling industry did not appear to exhibit any linear relationship with PGSI scores, as no significant correlation was detected between the two variables (R=0.038, p=0.257). Nevertheless, it is worth noting that those employees who had been in the industry for less than one year exhibited the lowest levels of moderate risk and problem gambling, as can be observed in Table 36. As can be seen in Table 37, these employees also were the least likely to have increased their gambling since they began working in an OLG or resort casino.
As Tables 38 and 39 illustrate, the impacts of most of the workplace influences were perceived quite similarly by employees who had spent different amounts of time working in the gambling industry. In fact, no significant correlations were found between the amount of time employees had been in the industry and any of the factors associated with exposure to gambling or exposure to the patrons.
Nevertheless, with regards to the work environment, it appears as though employees who had been working in the industry for less time were more likely to claim they rarely or never gambled because their coworker friends rarely or never gambled. Also, with regards to the training and regulations, it is clear that employees who had spent less time in the industry were more likely to perceive their RG training as having impacted their gambling. Moreover, these same employees were more likely to feel as though the employee gambling regulations make it difficult to visit an unrestricted casino.
When asked in the interviews whether a relationship existed between employees‘ gambling behaviours and the amount of time they had spent working in the industry, some of the interviewees speculated that employees with more work experience would gamble more, while other employees said the exact opposite.