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

Helenius to box in historic Narva

Helenius to box in historic Narva

Robert "The Nordic Nightmare" Helenius is to fight Mateus Roberto "Tsunami" Osorio from Brazil in the historic Estonian city of Narva. The fight will take place on Saturday, 30 November. It’s an intermediate fight for Helenius, who has set his sights on the United States. “When I win this fight I have another one coming up in the US. This…

25 November 2019
A happy hackathon in Helsinki

A happy hackathon in Helsinki

Paf brought all of its most creative and analytical technical minds together in one room to create new solutions in an intensive day-long Hackathon. On 18 November Paf gathered together 35 people from across its development and operational teams at a tech hub in the centre of Helsinki. This company hackathon was the first one that was so wide-ranging –…

19 November 2019
Tech gathering at the Helsinki office

Tech gathering at the Helsinki office

Paf hosted a Serverless Meetup at its Helsinki Office. The event was fully booked with a long waiting list, as tech people gathered in the office to get the latest insights from some of Paf’s best tech minds. "It was great to see so many eager tech pros in the office, it really shows that we are at the forefront…

15 November 2019
Jenny is aiming for the top

Jenny is aiming for the top

Paf is now the main sponsor for the biathlete Jenny Fellman, who made her World Cup debut in Finland's biathlon team last season. During the summer she has trained hard, won two Finnish national medals in running biathlon and followed it up with a high altitude camp in Antholz in Italy during the autumn. ‘I have been training hard all…

12 November 2019

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.