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Let’s work together. We’re a gaming company founded on the Åland Islands. Our clear mission is to generate profit for the benefit of society. Wait until you hear what we can offer…

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Careers

Is Paf the right company for you? Hopefully. We are always looking for talent

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Media

What story are you looking for? See what Paf is up to. You might be surprised

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Partners

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Latest news

Paf arranges gaming policy discussion in Almedalen

Paf arranges gaming policy discussion in Almedalen

Paf will organize a gaming policy discussion in Almedalen going by the headline "The industry we love to hate". The discussion will look back at how the reregulation turned out and discuss together with Members of the Parliament their views on the current issues facing the gaming industry. Almedalsveckan 2022 is held in Visby on Gotland 3-7 July. Paf will…

01 July 2022
grit:lab expands to 70 seats

grit:lab expands to 70 seats

The interest in the new tech education that grit:lab offers has been great. Pafs has therefore chosen to increase the number of study seats available to 70. The new tech education, grit:lab, will start up for real at the end of August. The two-year education was intended for 50 students, but now Paf has chosen to increase the number of…

New contract signed with Finnlines

New contract signed with Finnlines

Paf has signed an agreement with Finnlines regarding their two new ships. Paf will deliver the onboard entertainment for both vessels Finnsirius and Finncanopus. The new ships will start operating in 2023. Paf has been a long time partner with Finnlines and the partnership has now been extended to include their two new ships. The ferry company Finnlines have invested…

Ålandslåtten – Paf’s celebration of Åland 100 years

Ålandslåtten – Paf’s celebration of Åland 100 years

During the past year there has been an ongoing celebration for Åland’s 100th year of autonomy. Paf has chosen to participate in the festivities by launching Ålandslåtten. It’s an Åland-inspired scratchcard which was made in collaboration with the local government. The purpose of the scratchcard is to contribute to the wellness of Åland. Together with Paf the local government has decided…

Our history

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Our birth

Paf was formed on Åland on 31 October 1966. Our founding associations were The Red Cross, Save The Children, a public health foundation and a children’s charity. Licenced gaming began on 1 January 1967 with two part-time employees and 51 gaming machines. Since the start the profit we generated was used for the benefit of society.

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On the ocean waves

In 1973 Paf negotiated sole rights for gaming onboard Åland registered car ferries and our profits began to really take off. Between 1974 and 1999 about 95% of our profit came from gaming at sea. In the 80s we generated about €15m for the benefit of society. During the 90s we generated a further €34m. By 1999 we had grown to around 80 employees.

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Online pioneers

Paf created one of the world’s very first online gaming sites, which we launched on 3 December 1999. Always looking to innovate, from the very start we made our own exclusive games in the Paf Games Studio. By the end of the 00s we had generated a further €100m profit for the benefit of society and our workforce had grown to over 200.

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World records breakers

It’s good to be lucky in life and in business. In November 2012 we broke the world record for an online slot jackpot win exclusive to a single gaming company (8.6 million euros). Just two months later, in January 2013, another Paf.com player won 17.8 million euros. This was a new world record for a slot jackpot win and remains only a fraction away from the existing record.

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Going green

We reimagined and redesigned our Mariehamn Head Office in 2016. We wanted to create a building that was a landmark statement for sustainability. Our new head office is a passive house that is eye-catchingly clad in 742 solar panels producing energy year-round. Employee initiatives complement this ‘green-thinking’ in all of our offices and facilities.

The future

Paf is a company that adapts as the world and our industry changes. Our business is growing both online and at sea and we now have around 350 employees. We are entering new licensed markets. We are leading innovators in Responsible Gaming. We continue to create our own exclusive games. All of our profit is still used for the benefit of society.

The next chapter of our story is always the most exciting one.