Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Aland Islands, Finland

Online Gambling in Aland Islands, Finland is controlled by Ålands Penningautomatförening (PAF), a Finnish company.

Aside from its online gambling and gaming operation, PFA also operates and maintains casino and gaming activities on a large number of cruise ships.

The purpose of PAF is to generate funds for humanitarian and social causes on the Åland Islands. PAF also have subsidiaries in Sweden and Estonia.

The PAF's counterpart in mainland Finland is the state-owned gambling institution RAY ("Raha-automaattiyhdistys" in Finnish).

Available Online Gambling Games from Aland Islands, Finland

PAF offers online gambling in seven languages and new language versions are being planned. PAF offers a variety of online games, from slots and lotteries to casino games and even sports betting.

Poker has become more and more popular and is by now an integrated part of PAF's gaming activities - online, at sea and on Åland. Like Poker, Bingo's popularity is resurging online, on cruise ships and on land-based outlets.

About Aland Islands, Finland

The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarized, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland. The islands collectively constitute the smallest region of Finland, with only 0.49% of its land area, and 0.50% of its population.

Åland comprises Fasta Åland (the "Main Island," with 90% of the population), together with an archipelago to the east that comprises over 6,500 skerries and islands. Fasta Åland is separated from the coast of Sweden by 38 kilometres (24 mi) of open water to the west. In the east, the Åland archipelago is contiguous with the Finnish Archipelago Sea. Åland's only land border is located on the uninhabited skerry of Märket, which it shares with Sweden.

Due to the Åland Islands' autonomous status, the powers exercised at the provincial level by representatives of the central state administration in the rest of Finland are largely exercised by the Government of Åland in Åland.