Boyax is in the pits. He’s struggling to provide for his wife and child, and is afraid he’s going to die a cigarette peddler.
There’s a fortune in cockfighting but his pet is scrawny and needs some beefing up. He needs to give his pet some supplements if he wants it to win a match.
He keeps money from his wife in order to afford the tablets and the idea of him gambling for that matter.
His wife naturally becomes suspicious and grows distant.
When deception becomes the game, and your family becomes the gamble, one way or another, you’re going to get served.