"He couldn't pass up a game of bourre"

Grandpere Jack's games of Bourre have gotten him into trouble. Bourre is a card game similar to Spades and it is a form of gambling in Cajun Louisiana. In Bourre, money goes into a pot. This is something Grandpere knows a lot about, because he frequently stuffs the pot with the money he earns trapping.

Wikipedia: Bourre