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

A mandatory loss limit is a step in the right direction

A mandatory loss limit is a step in the right direction

Researcher Ekaterina Ivanova has been researching gaming responsibility for the past four years at Stockholm University in a research project funded by Paf.  The research has focused on gambling, gaming limits, gaming behaviour, attitudes towards gaming tools and the likelihood of predicting gambling problems. Ekaterina believes that research into gambling problems is falling behind. “We are falling behind with both…

Paf wins international award for the best responsible gaming program

Paf wins international award for the best responsible gaming program

Paf has won the prestigious Corporate Responsibility Program of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Global Gaming Awards, organized by the industry magazine Gambling Insider in London. The awards ceremony was organized in conjunction with the well-known international gaming event ICE. “It is really satisfying and motivating that we have received international recognition for the measures we…

Helenius lands big fight in New York

Helenius lands big fight in New York

Robert Helenius next fight will be against Adam Kownacki from Poland. It will take place in Brooklyn, New York on 7 March 2020 and the winner will fight for the WBA contender title. “This is one of my last chances to go all the way. I’ve been boxing for 22 years for this. That’s a long time to take hits,”…

18 January 2020
Paf player wins the biggest jackpot ever in Estonia

Paf player wins the biggest jackpot ever in Estonia

A young woman from Estonia has won over 3.6 million euros at Paf.com on Wednesday evening, making it the largest gaming win ever in the country. With both Bingo and Viking lotteries on Wednesday evenings, it’s a time when many Estonians are waiting for a life changing win. And so it happened for a young woman in her twenties playing…

10 January 2020

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.