Make a difference

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

Great partnerships make businesses stronger. Could we benefit each other?

Latest news

Paf’s cloud tech is now ISO certified

Paf’s cloud tech is now ISO certified

Paf is the first gaming company in the world to get the ISO 27017 certification, which means that the company's cloud technology is ISO certified. The certification is the highest excellence available for security and safety in regards to cloud technology. “Extending our ISMS into ISO 27017 was a natural next step for Paf. While sustainability is important in other…

08 July 2021
Paf sponsors open source foundation

Paf sponsors open source foundation

Paf will be sponsoring the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), which develops software for public benefit purposes. The charity foundation was founded in 1999 and it is funded through donations from companies and individuals. “Since we use open source software to build Paf's business, the only right thing is that we also do our best to give something back to society,”…

Paf celebrates Åland 100 years with a new scratch card

Paf celebrates Åland 100 years with a new scratch card

Paf launches a new scratch card on Åland to draw attention to the fact that Åland is celebrating 100 years. The scratch card will have the highest jackpot that Paf has had on a scratch card to date, 15,000 euros. The scratch card will be called Ålandslåtten and have an Åland-inspired design with graphic connections to the celebration of Åland…

Paf’s results, open customer segments and lowered loss limit

Paf’s results, open customer segments and lowered loss limit

2020 was an extreme year in so many ways. Large sections of Paf's operations were shut down during some periods of the year or they operated with severe restrictions. Paf implemented a lower loss limit at the beginning of the year that also affected the result. Despite the financially strained situation, Paf chose to lower its loss limit even further…

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.