I guess the rich guy with a corporate account can solve his lonely nights with Am Ex but the poor schlub who works for him can't get a little release with Am Ex. Live Sex List is an great online video and camera community that is partnered with My Cams, another high-scoring site in this category.
I work for a company that does the majority of its business online and this is the exact reason why we do not accept American Express cards as a matter of course. from the above link: "We've examined the digital adult content industry for a year and determined that there was an unacceptably high incidence of disputes about transactions," said American Express spokeswoman Joanne Fisher.
However, our industry has notoriously slim profit margins however, which means that accepting Amex could conceivably cost us more than we make on each transaction. OB Yes, but I see escort service ads with the Am Ex logo in them.
That was several years ago though and things might have changes.
I do know that CC processing with Am EX is fundamentally different than with Visa and Mastercard.
A site would have to specifically set up the ability to accept and process Am EX.
Most users don't use an Am EX exclusively so it may be seen as diminishing returns.I found an interesting porn site today and decided to pay their fee and I went through the hoops and put my American Express credit card number in, and it was rejected with a little note saying, "This site does not accept American Express credit cards." I went to a bunch of other sites and attempted to join them also (just for statistical research, you understand), and at each of them the card was rejected because they do not accept American Express cards. I'm now waiting for Visa to come up with a commerical saying, "So if you want to join Naked Lesbian Bimbo's Gone Wild with Horny Water Buffaloes don't bother pulling out your American Express card, because they won't accept it.Porn wants your Visa card." I don't know the exact answer to your question.Live Sex List shares many of the same features as My Cams including a massive collection of live camera shows and pre-recorded amateur and professional movies.Am EX also charges a higher fee to the merchant so they may reluctant to accept it for that reason.OTOH, Am EX may have some crazy rule that I don't know about.