Paf’s poker success on the Baltic Sea continues

Press Release   •   Jan 13, 2010 06:20 EST

Since the start in 2008, Paf has together with Sviten been offering poker cruises which, besides a player friendly structure, have given its contestants a lot of pleasure and comfort. The collaboration has now been going on for three years and cruise number 5 sets sail in March – this time including 20 000 Euros guaranteed in the prize pot!

-We have a number of successful events on the Baltic Sea during 2009 and it feels totally natural to continue. Offering this kind of pleasure trip is completely in line with our Paf profile. Playing poker is supposed to be fun, says Rickard Pettersson, campaign manager at

M/S Galaxy sails from Stockholm on Saturday 13 March, and as usual there will be lots of fun activities, for instance stand-up comedy and possibility to explore the nightlife on board. Some news for this trip is:

  • The prize for the cruise package is reduced to 390 Euros.

  • The prize pot has a 20 000 Euro guarantee.

  • The Day After Tournament – a turbo tournament for those knocked out of the main tournament. The tournament starts at 12 pm on Sunday and costs only 55 Euros. Registration and buy-in opens at 10 pm on Saturday. 30 seats maximum.

  • -For this jubilee cruise we feel it’s time to introduce some new features. It feels good to offer a guaranteed prize pot and above all to introduce a even cheaper alternative, says Mattias Hendersson, live poker manager at

    As usual Paf is offering qualification online for the cruise. At there are daily qualifiers to the cruise for as little as 4 Euros. The qualifying rounds take place during whole of January and February.

    More information:

    Krille Mattsson
    PR Manager
    Mobile: +358 (0) 457 52 67 230
    Fax: +358 (0) 18 22030

    The Ålandic gaming company Paf is an association governed by public law and was founded in 1966. Paf offers safe and entertaining money gaming on the Internet, at sea and on the Åland Islands. The entire proceeds are used for the public good. In 2008, the Paf Group had a turnover of EUR 106 million, of which the profit was a total of EUR 27 million. The Paf Group employs around 350 people, with offices in Mariehamn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn and Madrid. Further information is available at