What you need to know about PAF for mobile:
PAF (play amongst friends) is a unique online casino and bookmaker, which distinguishes itself from other competitors by encouraging social gaming and through distribution of its profits to good causes. Founded in 1966 as a corroboration of various charitable organisations, PAF has grown markedly with the establishment of a significant online presence (founded 1999) and more recently with the introduction of a new mobile app.
Whilst PAF offers traditional physical gaming within the Âland Islands (Finland) and on ships, the online gaming experience is targeted predominantly to European countries and Russia. The online version supports six languages, with all transactions being handled in Euros. PAF and the associated mobile app are licensed and regulated by the Âland government. All of its games are HTML5-Flash based requiring no additional downloads and are developed either in house or by Net Entertainment.
Net Entertainment software (NetEnt) is one of the world’s leading providers of online gaming software. With over 70 customers worldwide, Net Entertainement has an established track record of providing high quality software that is customisable to suit clients’ requirements. Both NetEnt and PAF are members of eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance), ensuring the highest level of data protection and fairness to players.
Information about the PAF Mobile App
The layout of the PAF Mobile App is very user friendly with clear navigation to various games available as well as a large banner that clearly advertises where to create an account. The menu icons are easy to identify by virtue of their similarly to other mobile applications and the contact information/ language selection is intuitively placed at the bottom of the page. The aesthetics are generally pleasing, employing a green and white theme that makes text easy to read.
The web browser version offers over 300 games as well as sports betting and a number of variations of online poker, lotteries and Bingo to be played with others. In contrast, the mobile app offers over 20 games to choose from, e.g. Blackjack, Roulette, Poker as well as online betting.
PAF does not offer a downloadable app or .apk file from the App Store on the Android or iOS platform. Using the app with your iPhone, iPad or Windows phones is only possible when playing on browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Upon testing the PAF Mobile App on an Android device it was found to run smoothly with minimal loading times, although there was an initial warning regarding possible incompatibility with the Android device (although there was no obvious impediment upon using the service).
Here is a list of compatible devices for PAF Mobile:
|Samsung||Galaxy S6, S7, S8, S9, Note, Tab, Edge, Edge+, Mini, Ace, A3, A5, A7, A, S, pro, Xcover 3
|Apple||iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, SE, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, Plus, iPad, Air, Mini, Pro, 2, 3, 4
|HTC||Nexus Series, One mini, max, A9, A9s, S9, 10, Dual SIM, U11+, Ultra, Play, Lifestyle
|Sony||Xperia M5, Z5, ZR, E5, V, L, SP, ZL, XZ, X, Xa, Tablet Z4, Z3, Compact, Plus
|LG||G5, G6, Q6, V30, X Power, mach, K8, K10, LTE, X cam, screen, Flex 2, V10, Class, 5X, Mini, G Pads 7.0, 8.0, 8.3, & 10.1
|Huawei||Mate 10 Pro, P10, P9, lite, plus, Mate S, Y6
|Microsoft (Lumia)||550, 650, 950, XL, LTE, Dual SIM, Asha-Series
|BlackBerry||Motion, Key, Passport, Classic, Leap, DTEK60, DTEK50, Priv
|Tablets||Sony Xperia Tablet, Z Series, Lenovo Thinkpad & Yoga Tablet, Asus MeMo & Fonepad, Nexus Series, Motorola Xoom 2, Acer Iconia Series
|other||Motorola Zoom, Atrix, Defy, Moto G, Wiko Series, Acer Liquid Series, Asus ZenFone, OnePlus, Two, Fairphone
Customer Service, Payments and Bonuses
Upon using the application it was easy to find information regarding how to contact the customer services which was identifiable on the opening page. PAF offer a support line which can be reached via toll free telephone contact from the hours of 08:00 to 23:00 GMT or additionally via email. However, no live chat option is provided.
Payments methods that are available include Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Skrill, Giropay, bank transfer and MoneyBookers requiring verification of address and age. The minimum deposit with credit card is €10 and the minimum winnings withdrawal is €10. Initial deposit required is €10 (although a free demo mode is offered), and withdrawals are free of charge. All withdrawals are processed within 48 hours, and made via bank transfer, Neteller or Skrill. Some deposit options are available on the Flash version, withdrawals however need to be made on the desktop version of PAF.
New players who register are eligible to receive a number of different bonus options depending on the particular game they sign up for and use. By entering codes in the registration page, new players are able to receive different offers.
PAF also makes a conscious effort to promote responsible gambling, by providing tools that allow players to track their activities and limit the amount they can play. Furthermore, PAF also employs an insurance scheme which can pay for treatment for some customers who are diagnosed with gambling addiction.
Overall the layout and design of the PAF Mobile App was very pleasing and user friendly, offering a unique range of social gaming options as well as sports betting. For those seeking a more responsible gambling experience with a more meritorious company, PAF is an ideal choice. A possible improvement would be to provide a live chat service.
Here is a list of compatible OS Systems:
|Mobile Operating System||Versions||Example Devices
(App Store / iTunes)
|8.0, 8.1.X, 8.2, 8.3|
10.0, 10.1, 10.X
11.0, 11.1, 11.X
|iPhone 6, 6S, Plus
iPhone 7, Plus
iPhone 8, Plus
(Google Play Store / .apk file)
|4.0.X (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
4.X (Jelly Bean)
|Samsung Galaxy S8/9
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Huawei Mate 10
(Microsoft / Lumia)
Phone 8, 8.1
|Nokia Lumia Series
|Blackberry||OS 10||Motion, KeyOne, DTEK60