We continued growing that way until a few weeks before the new millennium. On 3 December, 1999 we launched the website www.paf.fi. We were one of the first online gaming sites and the business developed quickly. Soon we had slot machines, casino, bingo, lotteries and poker on our site. The website grew internationally and became today’s Paf.com in six languages.
Five years after the site’s launch the revenue from online games overtook the revenue from onboard gaming. In fact the huge success of Paf.com enabled us to donate more than €100 million to good causes in the first decade of the new Millennium.
The world has changed a lot since our birth fifty years ago. Now the group has nearly 400 employees and serves players from countries including Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain and Italy. But our head office, our licence and our roots are still in Åland. And our goal is still the same as when we started – to raise money for public good in a responsible way and have fun as we do it
people who choose to play with us, it is in our interest to take precautions in order to prevent gambling problems and to provide support when it is needed. It is very important to provide information on the risks associated with gaming and not least to protect young people from establishing unhealthy gaming habits. The younger you are, the more susceptible you are to developing an addiction. That is why we do not allow anyone under 18 to play with us.
You have the responsibility to store your personal login codes safely. If an unauthorised person gains access to your personal codes he/she cannot transfer money from your gaming account to any other bank account except the one you have communicated to us. Amending the payment account requires verification in a form of a security inquiry and answer. Further, this is implemented with a certain delay, which in practise eliminates a fraud.
The gaming system is protected against intrusion with the help of the latest firewall techniques, intrusion prevention and traffic analysis.
We consult several independent security companies to conduct continuous security controls and to develop security in gaming systems and organisation alike. As a gaming customer you can be sure that we will do all we can in order to provide you with the highest security available.