Wordnik – What is a Slot?

A narrow opening, hole, groove, or slit, as in a machine or container, or in a door or window. Also: a position, spot, or place in a group, series, sequence, etc.; an appointment, berth, billet, or job: He had the slot for copy editor. See also: slit1 and slot2 (def. 2).

The main gaming screen of a slot machine displays an information table known as the pay window, which explains the game’s symbols, paylines, and payout odds. It is a good idea to study the pay table before playing a slot.

Once the RNG determines your sequence, the computer uses a table to map those numbers to stop locations on the reel. Usually, winning combinations are triggered from the left to right on the reels, but some slots have exceptions to this rule.

A slot is a container that can hold dynamic items on your website. A slot is either passive, meaning it will wait for content to be added, or active, meaning it can be used by a scenario or a targeter to add content. When a slot is activated, the scenario or targeter will call out to the repository for content to be filled into the slot. This is done via the Add Items to Slot action or the Slots action in the Scenarios menu. A renderer will then show the slot content on the page. Help us keep Wordnik ad-free. Donate today!