Her career in gambling started with poker. Having mastered the game well, Lydia decided to profit financially from her skills. At first, she joined the famous Microgaming company and held the position of poker manager. Further career development made her the head of the department, which was engaged in innovative gaming strategies. In 2016, she launched a competition called Ideas Factory. The best proposals were funded and developed by Microgaming. Barbara is actively involved in the environmental issues of the Isle of Man, a famous haven for gembling companies.