AMEX (American Express) is considered one of the “Big Three” cards (alongside Visa and MasterCard) that are accepted at nearly every online casino currently operating. Utilised almost globally, American Express has its headquarters in New York City in the United States.
AmericanExpress differs from MasterCard and VISA in that most of its cards are charge cards, as opposed to traditional revolving account credit cards. This means that the balance on the card must be paid in full each month, as opposed to paying only a minimum payment and carrying over the balance from month to month.
American Express does offer one traditional credit card currently, the American Express “Blue”, which does allow the option of carrying over a balance from month to month.
There are numerous AMEX casino sites on the internet. Most of them are prestigious ones as they target the premium online gambling customers.
American Express also has different levels of charge card available, with the delineation between them typically being the size of the balance that is allowed to be placed on it. These levels are the original American Express card, the American Express Gold Card, and the American Express Platinum Card.
There is one level above the Platinum card which is rarely seen. This is the mythical “Black” card, officially called the American Express Centurion Card. The official American Express description on Centurion Members is “super-affluent high net worth individuals on a continual quest for the best and most exclusive. They own companies and frequently travel; they define success.
Exceptionally discerning and style-conscious, Centurion members are global players who gain truly worldwide access to the inaccessible.” Of course, if you do see one of these cards in a casino, there is always a chance that it’s actually James Bond!