These are not perfect times for Amex casino players. We are referring to USA citizens of course. Since 2006, making a casino deposit with American Express becomes tougher with each day. It’s true for all major credit cards, but Amex is the strictest one.
If you have a choice (but prefer Amex), we would recommend to give it a try in one of the casinos accepting Amex you can find below, and if it doesn’t work switch to Visa (the best option) or Mastercard. If you don’t have another option, then here are the steps to follow to increase your transaction success rate.
How to casino deposits with Amex
So the first thing to know is that no USA friendly casino will list Amex as a possible deposit option. So don’t get discouraged if you don’t see on the site. If you found some site and you are not sure, you can ask on chat (although they will ask your account ID first before they reply).
Second, in most cases, the deposit needs to be processed manually by the casino support. The reason for that is that all casinos have multiple processors, each one with his expertise. Since Visa and Mastercard are way more popular, these are the default processors in use. So how can you still make it work?
The initial process is similar as with any other credit card – you fill in the details and if it’s possible, make an attempt to deposit. As we said in most cases, the deposit won’t go through.
Next thing is to contact the support (live chat is the best option) and to ask them to assist you. Usually you will need to repeat your details to the support representative who will then process your deposit using a different processor. Even here the success rate is far from perfect, but that’s the only way to go.
Needless to say, that you cannot make Amex casino withdrawals and will need to use another method, such as bank wire or check.
As we’ve mentioned, when it comes to credit cards, Visa is definitely the best option for US players. Other than that, you have alternative methods like prepaid e-vouchers. UPayCard is the best one on the list, since it allows you both – easy deposit and fastest withdrawals.
Bitcoin is another option which many US players use. It’s not as complicated as it initialy sounds, but has it cons as well. You can find more on our Bitcoin casino deposits page.