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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

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Partners

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Latest news

Two legends. One Game.

The race between Thomas Wassberg and Juha Mieto at Lake Placid in 1980 is part of sport folklore. Gold and silver in the 15km were separated by just one hundredth of a second. It’s the closest finish in Olympic cross country skiing history. Paf has brought their rivalry back to life in a new game. Legendary sporting rivalry reignited in…

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29 November 2018

Team Wranå win Paf Masters

The Swedish team won the international curling competition on Åland and 8,500 euros in prize money. The world's best women curling players played at the Paf Masters from 18-21 October on Åland. The Paf Masters is part of the World Curling Tour and the teams competed for important tour points and a prize pool of 18,000 euros. The leading favorite…

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21 October 2018

Paf acquires its long-time bingo supplier Proactive Gaming

Paf invests in product portfolio development through the purchase of its bingo supplier Proactive Gaming Scandinavia AB. The acquisition is a continuation of a successful collaboration between Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) and Swedish gaming technology company Proactive Gaming Scandinavia AB.The two companies started working together in 2014, when Proactive became the new bingo supplier for Paf. More unique gaming experiences Proactive,…

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02 October 2018

Helenius beats Teper by knockout!

Paf sponsored heavyweight boxer Robert Helenius has won his IBF Intercontinental title fight against Erkan Teper in Stuttgart, Germany. At the end of the eighth round Helenius knocked out the German with a powerful left combination. “The fight went as planned, then it ended a little earlier than we had thought. I managed to hit him with some heavy combinations…

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29 September 2018

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 400 employees. We are entering new licenced 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.