Åland-based gaming operator Paf has joined forces with Finnish hotel company Sunborn to open a new casino on board the floating five-star superyacht Sunborn Hotel in Gibraltar.

Casino Sunborn is set to open its doors later this year in April, and will offer players more than sixty slot machines, four roulette tables and four card tables.

It is a joint proposal between Paf and Sunborn and will be located aboard the 142m-long seven-story-high Sunborn Hotel superyacht which opened last year at Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar.

“The opening of the Casino Sunborn in Gibraltar with Sunborn signifies that Paf's land-based activities are now taking a big and exciting step into Europe, just like Paf.com online,” said Paf CEO Anders Ingves. “The casino will also be a good base for creating synergies with our internet-based business.

“Our hope is that Paf's nearly 50-year experience in the gaming industry combined with Sunborn’s knowledge of the international hotel industry will contribute to a unique casino experience for visitors.”

The opening of the Casino Sunborn remains subject to the granting of a licence and regulatory approval from the Gibraltar Licensing Authority.

Hans Niemi, executive director of Sunborn, said: “Sunborn have an excellent partner in Paf for the casino development. As two well established Finnish-based companies we have a strong platform to establish an international casino business in Gibraltar. There is excellent potential for this and other future casino investments for Sunborn in Gibraltar and on board other future yacht hotels.”


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