Microgaming execs Chris Hobbs in Corporate Affairs and Andy Clucas in Regulated Markets are seeing their company roles become significantly more demanding as the regulatory trend spreads through Europe. 
 
With the formidable task of keeping pace with a multitude of legal changes and developments, they ensure that the company is ready at any time to support its licensees in entering newly regulated markets by meeting the diverse requirements of individual regulators.

Their ‘campaign map' covers a growing number of licenses already obtained, those in process and timelines for the implementation of new regulated markets that stretch from the present to 2012 – a veritable patchwork of nations and dynamic time estimates.

"There are clearly advantages for existing or potential licensees where Microgaming is already established or is well prepared to enter new markets," Hobbs notes." Our responsibility is to ensure that the company maintains that positioning."

Hobbs refuses to be drawn on the complex and troublesome US market, where the authorities have decided on a prohibitionary approach to online gambling but moves are afoot to reverse this negative direction.

"Clearly we watch developments closely, but the situation remains very fluid at present," he says, concluding that the manner in which he and colleague Clucas work is thorough, cautious and measured.