What Is a Slot?


A notch or other similar opening in the tips of certain birds’ primaries, used during flight to maintain a proper balance. From ornithology. See also slot (adj.), slot (str) and slit (n.).

A container that displays dynamic items on a Web page, dictated by a scenario and either waiting for content to be added (passive) or calling out for it to be filled in (active). A named slot is a slot> element with a name attribute. See the section Using slots and scenarios for details.

Originally, pay tables appeared directly on the machines when games were simpler and had fewer reels. Now that games have more complex graphics and multiple pay lines, they’re usually embedded into the help screens. However, they still serve the same purpose.

The pay table will show you what symbols to look for and how much they can payout if you land them on a payline. It will also describe any additional features that the game may have, including free spins, bonus rounds and jackpots.

The table will also indicate the maximum and minimum amounts you can bet on a particular machine. It will also include information about any additional symbols the game may have, such as wilds and scatters. If the game has a progressive jackpot, this will be listed as well as the amount that can be won. It’s important to read the pay table carefully before playing a slot to make sure you understand all the rules and regulations.