American Express now Accepted on US Online Casino
News correction 08/17/2009: American Express
On 13 August, we published in good faith a story stating that US online casino Rome Casino were now accepting payments from American Express cards.
However, we were subsequently contacted by American Express’s vice president of corporate affairs and communications, Christine Elliott, who stressed that this is absolutely not the case.
“It is a long-standing policy that American Express cards cannot be accepted for gambling – either online or offline and the Rome Casino is no exception. Any merchant found to be in violation of this policy is terminated immediately from card acceptance.
As a matter of fact, American Express has sent legal notification to the Rome Casino that they are not authorized to accept the American Express Card and are not authorized to use our marks,” said Elliott.
We have now taken down the original story to avoid any further confusion.