An overwhelming majority of crime is committee by men. This is not a new trend, as males historically have been over-represented in all major crime categories. Theories of crime use this as an underlying assumption and rarely attempt to understand the phenomenon. Because of this, specific male life circumstances, or lifeworlds, have not been systematically examined. This chapter investigates masculine risk- and fight-culture in the context of poker gambling.
This book chapter is a revised version of: S. Simonsen, 2011 'The virtue of 'Tilt Control': Poker gambling and masculinity, pp 47-76 in 'Poker Room: Men, gaming, misuse and compulsive gambling'.