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|Industry||Gambling & Casinos|
|Worldwide except Non-Regulated Countries|
|Christer Fahlstedt CEO|
|Products||Slots, bingo, casino, poker, betting online, live betting, lotteries|
|Services||Online Gambling, Physical Slots in Baltic region, Club Paf Casino, Poker|
|Revenue||€113 million (2020)|
|EUR 17.4 million (2020)|
Number of employees
Paf offers games on the internet and on board cruise ships in the Baltic and the North Sea. The company also has physical gaming activities on Åland. Paf's mission is to generate funds for the public community on the Åland Islands. Every year, around €20 million in Paf funds are distributed by the Government of Åland to a range of projects within health, culture, education and sustainability. Paf has customers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain and Latvia and is licensed and controlled by the local Åland government.
An independent allocation board distributes Paf's profit to non-profit associations, individuals and organizations that support the local community on the Åland Islands. In 2020, the allocation board distributed a total of €15 million in Paf funds to public good in the form of grants.
- Social activities: €3,500,000
- Environmental activities: €600,000
- Youth work: €612,000
- Sport: €1,780,000
- Arts and culture activities: €2,349,000
- Leadership grants: €27,000
- Event grants: €200,000
- Other operations grants: €3,000,000
- Investment grants: €2,902,000
- Integration: €30,000
Paf is a global leader within responsible gaming. In 2018, Paf became the first money gaming company in the international market to set a loss limit for its customers. The new limit, designed to curb problem gambling, stipulates that no customer can lose more than €30,000 annually by playing at Paf. The company's other responsible gaming initiatives include prize-winning innovations for regular follow-ups of customers' gaming habits and collaboration with Richard David Court of the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University within responsible gaming research.
Paf also arranges a biennial Responsible Gaming Summit to provide an international platform for increasing awareness regarding responsible gaming. The conference attracts gaming operators, partners, academics and decision makers to raise awareness, create transparency between stakeholders and share best practices.
Paf was founded in 1966 for fundraising on Åland by non-profit organizations Folkhälsan på Åland, Rädda Barnen (Save the Children), Röda Korset (Finnish Red Cross) and the Dagens Barn foundation for children.
In the early 1970s, Paf started to operate aboard car ferries registered on Åland. In 1999, Paf launched its first online games.
Since Paf is owned by the regional government of Åland and its profit is distributed to the public good, it is paramount that company operations are administered in a socially responsible way. Therefore, Paf decided to implement an annual loss limit for any customer playing at Paf. The limit entails that a single customer playing at Paf may not lose more than €25,000 annually.
In 2021, the Finnish Supreme Court (KKO) sentenced Paf to a community fine of 250,000 euro in a case related to negligent money laundering.
In 2017, Paf was again awarded the prize for the most socially responsible gaming company in the eGaming Review Nordic Awards.
In 2018, Paf was awarded the prize for Best Marketing Campaign in the eGaming Review Nordics Awards.
In 2018, Paf was chosen as one of the 40 most inspiring working places in Finland by Corporate Spirit Ltd.
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