About Metap

As the popularity of online gambling continues to explode, it’s more important than ever that you arm yourself with the most up to date and impartial information you can get your hands on. We founded Metap to help guide players through the huge range of online casino offers out there, with a particular focus on the business side of the game.

If you’re ready to take your knowledge of the industry to the next level, you’ve come to the right place! We cover all aspects of modern online casinos including the software that powers them, the type of payouts you can expect, detailed guides to casino affiliate offers and much more. Take our comprehensive guides as a starting point and you’ll soon be up to speed with a wealth of information that will transform you into an industry insider.

Here’s a quick overview of the subjects we cover.

Gambling safety

At Metap we are strong advocates of safe gambling and we know that security is a key point of concern for most gamblers. You’ll find excellent overviews of what to look for in your online casino account throughout our site, along with solid criteria you can use to judge individual providers. Stick to our sensible guidelines and you’ll be more than prepared to choose the right provider and avoid falling prey to unscrupulous operations.

Bonuses And Special Offers

The world of online casinos is an incredibly competitive one and you’ll find a dizzying array of tempting offers put in front of you by casinos desperate for your business. Our bonus guides break down all the options and help you find the best deposit and non-deposit bonuses available. We’ll also help you navigate the maze of terms and conditions that are often attached and understand critical concepts such as playthrough terms.

Account Funding And Withdrawals

The amount of account funding options available to players has expanded significantly in the last five years and we cover a full range of options in detail ranging from funding your account via PayPal to using more exotic solutions such as Bitcoin. Our detailed guides will walk you through the pros and cons of different solutions and help you build up a portfolio of account funding methods to get the most out of your gambling.

Understanding Casino Technology

Though the amount of online casinos has ballooned over the last decade, they’re typically powered by a relatively small group of casino software providers who provide the underlying technology.

We’ve put together detailed guides to the leading software providers to help you distinguish between different casinos and you’ll discover all you need to know about companies such as Microgaming, Betsoft, TRG and Playtech.

Running Your Own Online Casino

As your knowledge of the mechanics of online casinos increases, you may well be tempted to kick things up a notch by actually trying to run your own online casino. Previously the preserve of those with enormous wealth, running an online casino is now an option for all. Our detailed guides will walk you through the options available to get started and fill you in on everything you need to know about complex issues such as legislative environments, casino software and the wider technological landscape, running customer support, managing payment gateways and much more.

Becoming an online casino affiliate

Sharing your passion with others can be a lucrative path to follow if you sign up as an online affiliate. Casinos offer extremely attractive affiliate programs that you can leverage to create a stable source of ongoing revenue for yourself over time. We’ll give you all the tools and information you need to get started as an affiliate and guide you in becoming a successful affiliate.

Our Team

Over the course of the years, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with several writers that are experts on the field and also passionate gamblers, this has given us the insight and first hand experience to be able to help users by providing accurate and detailed information while also creating and sharing knowledge, we dedicate ourselves to share this expertise so our users can have the best experience possible when playing at online casinos.

Meet our main writer and editor for Metap, Tim Boldin:

metap writer tim boldinThanks to Tim, and all our team, we have been able to develop this meticulous source of information, which we are proud to share with you today.

Tim has always brought the team a focused view of balance between work and personal life development. As a family man, he has shared valuable experience on the importance of a well defined value system and an innate passion for his own and the team's work, always on the lookout for new opportunities within the industry while also looking to enjoy a good book, play his guitar and spend quality time with his family.

Tim has been a part of the casino industry for more than 10 years, not only as an analyst and writer but also as a passionate player with blackjack and roulette being his favourite game choices, he's a dedicated mentor for most of our writing team with a keen aptitude to always being pushing forward towards new opportunities and innovation within the industry.

As the main writer and editor, Tim has been working together with our team since the very beginning of our journey, over the years, the experience he has brought developed into a deep expertise and understanding of the online casino industry, covering analytics, statistics, player experiences and important developments. Online casinos have grown exponentially, with this, the requirements of information also grow more strict, thanks to our team’s continuously nurtured expertise, we have been able to keep you informed and deliver the best information possible.

If you wish to know more about Tim please do not hesitate to visit his Linkedin profile to learn more about the experience he brings to Metap, and to you.

Our sources

We know the importance of having the best possible information when making any decisions in terms of which casinos to choose or what games to play, this is why we are dedicated to finding only the most accurate sources and bring them all together for your convenience. We always keep our eyes open to maintain this information updated, taking into consideration important topics such as active regulations and market data sources.

We invite you to check out these useful sources of information if you wish to get even more in depth within the industry.

UK Gambling Commission Gambling Commission United kingdom Licensing and regulation institution
eCogra Ecogra Leading independent and internationally approved testing agency
Malta Gaming Authority Malta Gaming Authority Malta Licensing and regulation institution
Ordenacion del Juego Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego Spanish Licensing and regulation institution
ColJuegos Coljuegos Colombian Licensing and regulation institution
Statista Statista Leading company focused on providing precise and accurate data research and statistics
Gaming Labs Gaming Labs International testing and certification organization
eGaming Review EGR World’s leading publisher and networking group for the online gaming and gambling industry

Our ratings

When selecting the casinos we promote in our website, we submit them to the most strict quality process to ensure all our users are getting the best options that are out there for each topic or game, we only promote secure and regulated casinos while we continuously update our database to make sure this information is reliable and accurate. Our rating system is based on the most important subjects when analysing an online casino in relation to you, the player, we are focused on bringing to your attention which ones are the best fitting options for your particular interest, to achieve that we have gathered information regarding wagering offers, bonuses, customer service, and usability. We are constantly engaging the newest options for online casinos, analyzing and landing this information so it is useful in your journey to decide which is the best fit for you, all of our articles cover different and important topics regarding online casinos, while always considering the user experience. However we encourage users to take the time and compare all these options, we know each individual will most likely have a different opinion on what the best online casino is for them, and while searching all the different options it's not always easy, that’s what drives our effort, we want to make it easy for you, so you can enjoy your time playing at the best casino instead of looking for it.

Responsible gambling

Gambling in all its formats should always be considered a recreational activity and should always be done with responsibility. If you or anyone you know is having problems with gambling, it's very important to take action and address them as fast as possible. Responsible gambling is a term every player should be familiar with, according to Jennifer Shatley, a long time industry expert from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and president of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling “Responsible gambling is about using gambling for fun and entertainment’s sake. Gambling can become problematic when patrons use it as a source of income or when they gamble with more money than they can afford to lose”. Here we will put at your disposition some of the most important aspects to keep in mind when gambling to ensure you are doing it in a responsible manner:

  • Don’t gamble when you’re upset or stressed
  • Do it clear headed (alcohol and drugs can fog your judgement
  • Know how the games work before you wager
  • Set budget and time limits
  • Don’t try to win back what you’ve lost
  • Gambling is a recreational activity, don't think of it as a way to win money
  • Balance gambling with other recreational activities
  • If your not having fun then stop

We highly encourage our users to inform themselves about the different symptoms of gambling problems that can exist within any casino player. In this section we take the opportunity to share with you some of the best sources of information from the most authoritative institutions that study and promote safe gambling, as well as what to do if you or your loved ones suffer any gambling related problems.

BeGambleAware BegambleAware Independent prevention and treatment services for gambling related problems
Nevada Council Nevada Council on Problem Gambling Non-profit information and referral agency focused on addressing the impact of problem gambling
GamCare GamCare United Kingdom based institution for information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms
Gamblers Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Non-governmental charity institution focused on helping people overcome their gambling addiction and any other gambling related problems
Gam Anon Gam-Anon International help association focused on helping and informing the general audience about the effects of problem gambling
FEJAR Federación Española de Jugadores de Azar Rehabilitados National organization focused in preventing, informing and providing help to any individual or group who has been affected by gambling problems
American Psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association Leading psychiatric organization in the world, with practicing members in over 100 countries