The adult entertainment industry’s expansion into the digital marketplace has made merchant accounts essential for online adult entertainment vendors.
Within the credit card processing industry, however, adult merchant accounts are generally classified as “high risk” merchant accounts, and many merchant account providers will therefore refuse to offer credit card processing for adult entertainment websites. Some processors tend to worry that adult entertainment merchants may be fronts for illegal activity.
In addition, online adult vendors may have a high rate of chargebacks or exclusively engage in card-not-present transactions.
There are some merchant services providers, though, that not only provide but specialize in high risk credit card processing, and some of these providers are willing to offer merchant accounts for adult entertainment businesses.
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Payline can also provide processing for physical locations like strip clubs, but cannot process payments for escort services or any business that even remotely implies that it is an escort service.