Paf acknowledged as the most responsible gaming company in the Nordic market

Åland gaming company Paf has garnered another top prize as the most socially responsible gaming company. This time around, the competition comprised of international gaming companies operating in Nordic countries.

The jury based its decision on investments and improvements the gaming companies have made during the past year. In our application to the jury we highlighted, among other things, the following:

  • Diagrams of customer’s wins/losses, which are displayed to the customer after they log in to their gaming account.

  • Customer testing that compares customers with a gaming limit to those who have not set themselves a gaming limit.

  • Our research collaboration with Stockholm University.

  • Developing the so-called Radar system. Radar helps to detect negative gaming behavior, allowing us to actively attend to our customers and ensure that their gaming behavior stays on a sustainable level.

Competition in the Nordic market is vigorous. For example, hundreds of gaming companies operate in Sweden alone.
- What matters most are the tangible ways with which we can help our customers. However, this award is a great reminder that we are still the leading gaming company in this category, and it inspires us to continue developing our operations, Paf CEO Christer Fahlstedt says.

Paf Chief Responsibility Officer Daniela Johansson had the honor of receiving the award at the gala (see attached photo).
- I’m both happy and proud. We see responsible gaming as something that really makes us stand out amongst the competition. We also believe that many of our customers choose us because we are the safer alternative. And as we help our customers to play on reasonable levels, we are simultaneously building longer and more lasting relationships with them.

The EGR Nordic Awards gala took place January 17th in Malta. Eight gaming companies were nominated for the award. More information: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/207783/466477/

Paf won its first international honor (the EGR Award) just over two years ago. That time the field was comprised of gaming companies operating in all of Europe.

For more information, please contact:

Daniela Johansson, Chief Responsibility Officer
+358 457 5759 181
daniela.johansson@paf.com

Anders Sims, Director of Communications
+358 457 3428228
anders.sims@paf.com

Paf was founded on Åland in 1966 with the clear purpose of creating profit to support public good. This is still the company’s primary purpose. Today Paf.com is an international gaming operator with over 200 games including slots, casino, poker, betting, bingo and lotteries. Paf also operates a large physical gaming operation on land and sea with about 1,500 slot machines and 55 gaming tables on ships in the Baltic Sea, in Paf Casino on Åland and Casino Sunborn in Gibraltar. Paf offers safe and socially responsible money games that give players pleasure and entertainment.

In 2015 the Paf Group had a total revenue of 110 million euros producing a profit of 22.7 million euros. The contribution to public good was 20 million euros. The group has nearly 400 employees, is headquartered in Mariehamn on Åland and serves players from countries including Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain and Italy. Paf is licensed and controlled by the local Åland government. More information can be found at www.paf.com.

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Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) was founded on Åland in 1966 for raising funds to support public good and is owned and licensed by the regional government of the Åland Islands. Today, Paf is an international gaming operator with over 400 online games including slots, casino, poker, betting, bingo and lotteries. Paf also has physical gaming operations on land and sea, with about 1,500 slot machines and 55 gaming tables aboard ships in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, in Paf Casino on Åland and Casino Sunborn in Gibraltar. Paf is dedicated to developing socially and environmentally sustainable money gaming entertainment for its customers. In 2016, the Paf Group had a total revenue of €113 million and a profit of €15.2 million. The contribution to public good in 2016 was €20 million. The group has over 400 employees, with offices in Mariehamn, Stockholm, Tallinn and Madrid. For more information, please go to www.paf.com.

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