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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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Latest news

Sweden’s most important gaming seminar to be held on Åland

Sweden’s most important gaming seminar to be held on Åland

The Swedish gaming industry’s national organization Sper is arranging a seminar in collaboration with Paf. This autumn Spelakademin will be held on Wednesday 11 September in Mariehamn on Åland. Spelakademin is Sweden's most widely recognized annual seminar for the gaming industry – with a strong focus on responsible gaming. The seminar has been organized ever since 1992 by Svenska Spel but…

Paf developed Spanish celebrity game

Paf developed Spanish celebrity game

Paf has launched a game exclusively for Spain. Inspired by the well-known Spanish cartoon character, Enjuto Mojamuto, the game has been developed and designed by the Paf Games Studio team. The Enjuto Mojamuto game was launched on Pafs Spanish website (Paf.es) in the spring of 2019. The game was developed exclusively for the Spanish market and is based on the…

Paf chosen as technology partner by Grand Casino Luzern, as Switzerland releases a handful of online licenses

Paf chosen as technology partner by Grand Casino Luzern, as Switzerland releases a handful of online licenses

Paf has been following the regulation of the gaming market in Switzerland for a long time. After an extensive selection process, Paf was chosen as technology partner by Grand Casino Luzern – which received its online licence today. Grand Casino Luzern will open its online casino gaming site mycasino.ch during the summer. Paf will supply the technical platform, games and…

Helenius lands big US fight

Helenius lands big US fight

The well-known American boxer Gerald Washington is the next opponent for Robert Helenius. The fight will take place in the state of Minnesota on Saturday, 13 July. The fight will probably be hosted at the classic Minneapolis Armory Arena. “I have been ready for a fight ever since April. I signed a contract to fight Adam Kownacki but I don't…

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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.