is a Finnish company that operates a legal gambling monopoly
on the Åland
. PAF also has an Internet
-based gambling and gaming operation, in addition to operating and maintaining casino
and gaming activities on a large number of cruiseferrys
. The purpose of PAF is to generate funds for humanitarian
and social causes on the Åland Islands. PAF also have subsidiaries in Sweden
PAF's counterpart in Mainland Finland
is the state-owned gambling institution RAY
("Raha-automaattiyhdistys" in Finnish
). Disputes over jurisdiction between the two associations are ongoing.
In February 2005, PAF was sentenced for violation of gambling law for actively promoting its online gambling activities to Mainland Finland. In December, PAF was yet again placed under investigation, as Finland's interior minister Kari Rajamäki
alleged that PAF had continued its gambling in Finland while ignoring its last sentence. Representatives for PAF disputes Rajamäki's claims and contend PAF operate within the boundaries of the law.