Former poker pro Annie Duke and Patrick Basham, the author of Gambling: A Healthy Bet, appeared on Fox Business on January 31st,. The two discussed gambling with John Stossel, the host of the show, and pointed out several reasons why online gambling should be legalised in the U.S., and Duke stressed that less than 1 percent of the people have gambling problems compared to alcohol, where 7-9 percent of the people have alcohol related problems.
Annie Duke has been lying extremly low in the live poker scene since the Epic Poker League filed for bankruptcy in the end of February this year. EPL gernerated only $37,052 during its short exitence, however the bankruptcy showed that Duke paid herself $299,784 for her time as commissioner while Epic Poker amounted debts of over $8 million. Among the defrauded in the EPL scandal was the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
In the latest edition of the Weekly Rant, Daniel Negreanu talks about a meeting he had with Howard Lederer and Annie Duke on the Full Tilt situation, a vegan party at Cyndy Violette's house, his new soccer team, golf, ZOOM tactics, and more.
In a celeb program called 'Celebrity Apprentice' a big conflict between Annie Duke and Joan Rivers started. Joan Rivers, who's a legendary comedian in USA, became so irritated at Duke that she after the show called her for a Nazi and Hitler.
Anyhow, both players made it all the way to the final, a final which Rivers won in the end. But the win wasn't enough for the comedian. After the win she continued speaking bad about Duke and in an recent interview with Los Angeles Times, she said the following.
"I don't hate poker players. I hate one particular poker player. Annie Duke is worse than white trash"
"After the TV show I went up to Duke to tell her congratulations for making it to the final, she pointed her finger at me"
Annie Duke, denies everything and says that all this is a big lie.
According to the American poker pro, Annie Duke, women are wasting too much time trying to prove that they are really good poker players. Instead she thinks that women should let everyone think they can't play poker, and take advantage of it.