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

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Latest news

Paf Låttå – a jackpot lottery for Åland

Paf Låttå – a jackpot lottery for Åland

The first tickets for Paf Låttå go on sale in the first week of June 2020. Paf Låttå is a jackpot lottery game with its roots in Åland. Like other popular lotteries Paf Låttå has a progressive jackpot and live draws every week. “We offer a jackpot starting at €10,000. Although the jackpot begins at a lower level, the chance…

Corona is fast forwarding our industry’s development

Corona is fast forwarding our industry’s development

The Corona crisis is speeding up underlying trends in our society. We are witnessing a breakthrough in remote medical care, a surge in home delivery services and most of us have probably come to the conclusion that we will do less business travelling even when we are allowed to.  Our industry has seen an irreversible trend towards increased regulation and…

Reduced climate impact, Switzerland and 21 million euros

Reduced climate impact, Switzerland and 21 million euros

Last year was a good year for Paf, our overall sales increased and our results improved. We also managed to reduce our climate impact, we joined the Swiss gaming market and a total of 21 million euros was distributed for the benefit of society. These are some of the main achievements that headline the 2019 annual report that we publish…

Paf manufactures visors for hospital staff

Paf manufactures visors for hospital staff

There is currently a great lack of protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses working on the front line due to the coronavirus disease. The University of Åland has been helping the situation by using 3D printers to produce protective visors. “When we heard about this initiative at Paf, obviously we wanted to help out too. We contacted the university's…

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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.