Major gaming operator Paf, based in Aland, the autonomous Finnish islands in the Baltic, made a profit of €27.6m in 2017, it was announced last week. Paf has made a significant contribution to the Åland community after allocating €18 million of its 2017 revenues to the Finnish province’s regional government.
The company’s turnover reached €116.5m. It plans to hand over €18m to the regional government in Aland to be distributed to good causes.
Paf CEO Christer Fahlstedt said: “2017 was a very strong year for Paf. Our net result nearly doubled during the year and we saw a steady growth in all markets.
“We are proud to have performed so well despite the sale our Italian subsidiary in February 2017. This shows that our strategy, which focuses on key markets and cost effectiveness, has already born fruit.”
Turnover went up from €113.5m to €116.5m and the GGR in land-based and ship-board operations rose from €31.5m to €31.9m.
“We are extra proud of our good result in 2017 because we have invested heavily in responsible gaming measures at the same time,” continued Fahlstedt. “During 2017, we have made many concrete improvements in order to better support responsible gaming.
“For example, we follow up our customers’ gaming patterns, and based on this we contacted a significantly higher number of customers than before in order to prevent problem gaming.”
PopOK Gaming games are now certified for Lithuania
18 PopOK Gaming slots are now ready to be enjoyed in Lithuania.
Renowned for crafting top-tier slot games, PopOK Gaming celebrates the certification of 18 of its games alongside the validation of its 4-level progressive jackpot, meeting the regulations set forth by the Lithuania iGaming jurisdiction.
The acquisition of this certification marks a significant milestone for PopOK Gaming, expanding their game distribution across the Lithuanian region while solidifying their position in the regulated market. This breakthrough represents a pivotal step towards offering players top-notch gaming experiences within a secure environment, contributing substantially to the company’s partners’ business ventures.
Product Manager, Tsovinar Elchyan, said: “It is extremely encouraging to gain game certification also for Lithuania. It paves the way for local players to savor a diverse array of our games, including beloved titles such as Yummy, Diamond Flash, Lost Treasure, 20 Hot Bar, Los Apaches, Lucky Jungle, and many more! Quality is of utmost importance at PopOK Gamings, and meeting local regulations helps us to achieve the quality we are so proud of.”
Hacksaw Gaming Launches in the Baltics with Betsafe Lithuania
Hacksaw Gaming has officially gone live with its exceptional portfolio of games on Betsafe Lithuania!
On the 24th of November, Hacksaw Gaming graced the online casino with leading titles including Chaos Crew, Wanted Dead or a Wild and RIP City. The thrills do not end there, as Betsafe promises another batch to hit the Lithuanian screens by Q1 of 2024.
Hacksaw Gaming announced its affiliation with Betsson in January 2021, and has since fine tuned the collaboration by leaving its mark across a plethora of regulated markets. However, the long-awaited launch with Betsafe Lithuania marks a significant milestone of particular notability, as Hacksaw games are popularized across a jurisdiction where iGaming is flourishing at a rapid rate, bringing a unique gaming experience to Lithuanian players.
Betsafe Lithuania stands proud at the top of the leaderboards, holding its spot in the top 3 each and every quarter. Betsson, known for its commitment to delivering a top-grade gaming platform, is the perfect partner for Hacksaw Gaming’s innovative and high-quality game content.
In a joint statement, representatives from Hacksaw Gaming and Betsafe Lithuania express their enthusiasm with the new partnership. “This is going to be an unparalleled gaming adventure as Hacksaw Gaming takes the spotlight with Betsafe Lithuania” said Marcus Cordes, CEO of Hacksaw Gaming. Aurimas Silys, Head of Betsafe Lithuania added, “We are very thrilled to add the brilliant content of Hacksaw Gaming to our outstanding casino portfolio and expand our cooperation even further in 2024”.
Paf and Tallink Grupp sign new multi-year agreement
The Nordic gaming company Paf has signed a new multi-year cooperation agreement with the shipping company Tallink Grupp. The agreement marks the extension of a successful partnership, where Paf will continue to provide gaming entertainment onboard the company’s vessels.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing history with Tallink Grupp. This partnership is an important step towards further improving the entertainment experience for our customers,” says Lasse Danielsson, Chief Operating Officer Land & Ship.
Tallink Grupp operates several passenger ships in the Northern Baltic Sea region under the Tallink and Silja Line brands.
Renewed gaming experience
Paf will renew and modernise the entertainment onboard Tallink Grupp’s ships, which operate under the Silja Line brand between Sweden, Åland and Finland. The upgrade includes new coinless machines, integrated with screens that further enhance the gaming experience.
“We will implement our ‘Customer Journey’ concept, which will be an important factor in improving the interaction with our players. The concept not only strengthens the gaming experience but also our communication about responsible gaming,” says Christian Lundell, Key Account Manager at Paf.
In addition, Paf will review the possibility of expanding the gaming experience with specific amusement games designed for adults.
Improved responsible gaming onboard
Paf has previously implemented updates that have improved responsible gaming onboard Tallink’s ships operating to and from Estonia. On these vessels, passengers are required to identify themselves with their boarding cards to be able to play on a slot machine.
“Through our cooperation with Paf, we have successfully achieved a higher standard for the gaming activities onboard. We especially value Paf’s work on responsible gaming and the improvements implemented on our Estonian-flagged ships. Our goal is to improve responsible gaming onboard all our ships together with Paf in the coming years,” says Kairi Maidla, Group Entertainment Director at Tallink Grupp.
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