Parking Can be a Real Gamble

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Parking Can be a Real Gamble

A stop at the slot machines is helping a Halifax woman with her parking problem.

For the past month, Suzanne Jordan has been gambling at Casino Nova Scotia in downtown Halifax so she can park for free.

Jordan needs to gamble $10 a day to have her parking validated. Sometimes, she even wins some of the money back.

"The way I'm looking at it is I have to spend this money anyway, but with this experiment, I might get a discount," she told CBC News.

Jordan lives off the peninsula, far from a bus route. After starting a job in downtown Halifax, she discovered the cheapest pay-by-day parking was $10.


Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Smart move...

Snert Snert's picture

Good thing she doesn't work near a liquor store, though.


I think her solution is incredibly inventive. I wonder if their will be many emulators now that her story has hit the news.

David Young

Not so different than a story I read a few years ago about a woman who went to a loan agency and asked for a loan on her car.  They were curious, as they were sure the woman didn't need the money, but they agreed, and stored the car while she was took a trip to Europe.  Upon her return, she paid the loan back and was asked by one of the staff why she did that.  The woman replied that it was cheaper for her to pay the interest on the loan than to pay for the car to be kept at a regular vehicle storage facility.

Go figure!