Aland – Paf produces two online recordsBy Phil - 14 June 2013
Aland gaming operator Paf has secured two world records in the online gaming world both of which have been approved by the Guinness World of Records.
The operator has produced the largest jackpot payout ever for an online slot machine game at €17,861,813. It was won by a Finnish customer playing the game Mega Fortune on 20 January, 2013.
It has also produced the largest jackpot payout in a non-pooled online slot machine game at 8,636,042 euros.
That jackpot was won by a Finnish customer playing the game Arabian Nights on 23 November, 2012.
Both of the record-breaking games come from the supplier Net Entertainment.
The first record is a world record for all categories for an online slot machine. The jackpot was pooled, which means that it is accumulated by several gaming companies and the prize is paid out at random by one of the companies in the pool.
The previous world record was in excess of €11.7m. That was also won on the game Mega Fortune.
The second record is for the biggest non-pooled online jackpot in the world ever. This means that the jackpot was accumulated by and only winnable at a single gaming operator, in this case Paf.com.
For a small gaming company like Paf, it is a remarkable feeling to suddenly become the biggest in the world in terms of jackpots.
“Our customers have simply been lucky. Paf has several entries in the top ten list of the biggest jackpots ever. Naturally we hope this keeps up and that we will be able to call up many more lucky customers in the future with great news,” says Paf’s PR Manager Anders Sims.
Paf has an approach to its big winners that is unique in the gaming industry.
“We think it is important not to just leave our winners to their own devices. A major win is a revolutionary change in a person’s life, and that person needs support and help,” said Mr. Sims. “Paf’s personal contact with the winners often becomes long-lasting.”
Everyone who wins a large amount of money on Paf.com is called up by Paf staff who are specially trained in responsible gaming. The winner’s gaming account is frozen until he or she has had time to adjust to the new situation and is judged to be making rational decisions. Otherwise there is a significant risk that a large part of the winnings could be gambled away.
Paf employees Robert Söderdahl and Ove Lehto are pictured showing Paf´s world record certificates.