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 international endeavors pave the way for a strong result

Paf’s international endeavors pave the way for a strong result

Paf reports a strong result for 2021 despite the ongoing pandemic negatively affecting Land & Ship operations. The result amounts to €34.3 million (€16.7 million in 2020). The trend is driven by Paf's international success, where among other things the continued strong growth in Switzerland proved to be a successful export of Paf's know-how within gaming. Paf's updated public customer…

New game released by the Paf Games Studio

New game released by the Paf Games Studio

Paf has released a new game called Building Blocks. The game has been created and developed in-house by the Paf Games Studio. The game looks and feels really different from what has been seen in the industry before. “This game is unique in its style and design as the graphics are done in voxels, something which we haven’t seen in…

70 students filled Paf’s head office

70 students filled Paf’s head office

Around 70 students stepped into Paf's head office in Mariehamn to participate in grit:lab's first piscine. The piscine is a four-week intensive introductory period to the education and at the same time the final step in the selection process. The main goal of the tech education that grit:lab offers is to train 50 persons to become the much needed tech…

06 April 2022
300,000 euros to Ukraine

300,000 euros to Ukraine

Paf and the Government of Åland chooses to urgently donate 300,000 euros in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The money will go to support the international relief work carried out by the UNHCR and the Finnish Red Cross in Ukraine. “What is happening in Ukraine is really terrible and it affects us all. Every saved life and reduced suffering for families…

03 March 2022

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.