The Gambling Bug Bit Him. Now It’s Eating Into His Household.


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Deceiving his wife was a really dangerous gamble.

Street vendor Boyax doesn’t want to die selling cigarettes. He has big dreams of money and wealth, and winning a big bet from cockfighting.

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He also has a pet rooster that he’s grooming for the big fight.

But his pet is too wiry, it needs to be fattened up with vitamins and supplements that he cannot afford yet. What is more important — diapers for the baby, or supplements for his rooster?

He decides to dip into his earnings and deceives his wife.

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He deceived her once, twice, and then, too many times.

Here’s what happened to that gamble.

Watch ‘Cockfighter’ by Janice Y. Perez (Philippines) on Viddsee:

‘Cockfighter’ was at the 2009 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner and the 2011 Philippine Consulate General New York City Sinehan Sa Summer Festival.

Watch this Viddsee short from Vietnam, about street kids on a betting streak.

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