What is a Slot?

1. A slit, hole, or slot for receiving something, such as a coin or letter. 2. A position or assignment, as in a job, school, etc. 3. A position or gap, as in a wall or fence.

4. A space or position for fastening.

The term ‘slot’ can also refer to the number of paylines in a machine or a sequence of symbols that must line up to trigger a bonus game or other feature on a video slot. The pay table for a particular machine may be displayed on the screen of the machine (especially on older machines), or it may be located within a help menu. Having an understanding of how a pay table works can help you make more informed decisions about what games to play and how much money you want to spend on them.