"In his book, Frank E. Chalfant has gathered more Galveston gaming history between two covers than any of us have ever seen before. Galveston Island of Chance is beautifully produced, with hard covers and clay-coated paper, and the quality of the photographs is excellent."
"It's clear that the author spent a substantial amount of time researching and gathering information."
"The information and photographs of memorabilia which most of us have never seen makes the book a valuable addition to the gaming collecting literature." -- Michael Knapp, Book Reviewer, Casino Chip and Token News
About the Author
I am currently president of the Greater Houston Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors. I was past president and show chairman of the Houston Glass Club. I am a current member of The Houston Gun Collectors and past secretary / treasurer, for twelve years, of the Texas Cartridge Collectors.
I have the largest known collection of gambling memorabilia for the Galveston county area.
I have given numerous talks to civic associations and club about Galveston gambling, my collection, and my book.