Tallink Grupp extends cooperation agreement with gaming and entertainment specialist Paf

AS Tallink Grupp and the Nordic gaming and entertainment specialist Paf have recently signed a cooperation agreement, extending their long-term partnership for another five years until 2023.

Paf, the specialist gaming and entertainment company headquartered in Åland, has been providing the Group’s vessels with games and entertainment for 30 years and the games are very popular with the Group’s customers. The selection of games provided by Paf include onboard slot machines, lotteries, casino games, bingo, poker, but also online betting and gaming entertainment.

“We are very happy to continue with Tallink Grupp. This long term cooperation means a lot for Paf´s business and the jobs in our company,” says Jukka Nikula, Chief Operating Officer at Paf.

Paf provides gaming experience on board all the cruise ships in the Baltic Sea and last year the Åland company also expanded its offline business to the North Sea.

“Since last year we have been using some new technologies, such as a new manual payment system where coins are replaced by tickets. This solution reduces the need to handle large amounts of coins, which is a benefit both for customers and for logistics. These technologies will now also be implemented on Tallink Grupp’s ships. This means an even better experience for the nearly 10 million people who travel with them every year,” says Jukka Nikula.

“Offering our customers a selection of entertainment opportunities onboard our ships is an important part of our customer experience and we are always looking for the best entertainment options. Paf have been a reliable and trustworthy partner for us for many years and work closely with us to offer our customers the best experiences onboard. We look forward to developing the entertainment for our passengers with Paf further over the years to come,” Lembit Kitter, Member of the Management Board at Tallink Grupp said.

AS Tallink Grupp is the leading passenger and cargo transportation service provider in the Northern region of the Baltic Sea. The company owns 14 vessels and operates under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line on 6 different routes. AS Tallink Grupp employs more than 7,400 people in the region and over 9.8 million passengers travelled on its ferries in 2017. AS Tallink Grupp is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.

For more information please contact:

Jukka Nikula
Chief Operating Officer Land & Ship, Paf
jukka.nikula@paf.com
+358 (0)40 504 6672

Anders Sims
Chief Communications Officer, Paf
Anders.sims@paf.com
+358 (0)457 342 8228

Katri Link
Communications Director, Tallink Grupp
Katri.link@tallink.ee
+372 53 04 2121

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 2016 the Paf Group had a total revenue of 113,5 million euros producing a profit of 15,2 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 and Spain. 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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