Annie Duke appears on Craig Ferguson show

by , Sep 7, 2011 | 11:08 am

Annie Duke appeared on the Craig Ferguson show earlier this week to promote the Epic Poker League coming to CBS later this year.

When asked by the late-late night host (around the 1:30 mark) if poker was illegal, Duke responded: “Only online.”

Watch the entire interview here:

4 Comments to “Annie Duke appears on Craig Ferguson show”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    For clarification, I’m sure Annie was meaning online poker was “illegal” in the US, not worldwide.

  2. Poker Grump

    Yeah, but since nothing about the legality (or lack thereof) changed after 2006, her statement effectively constitutes an admission that she was paid representative for an operation she knew to be illegal for 4 years (late 2006 through late 2010). Hmmm. Wouldn’t such criminal activity disqualify her from Epic Poker?

  3. Short-Stacked Shamus

    Ferguson says “I thought poker became illegal or something” and Duke says “only online, you can still play in person.”  He’s referring to BF (about which he delivered a monologue back in the spring).  She’s noting how BF only applied to online poker, not live.  Make what you want of that.

  4. Dan Michalski

    I swear I’m not trying to disagree with you on everything, Grump … but to be fair, even if it did take Black Friday for that message to get across, that doesn’t make everyone who worked in online poker pre-black friday a criminal. (Or does it?)