What Is a Slot?

A slot is a position within the system where a specific component, such as an ISA, PCI, or AGP card can be installed. In computer systems, a slot can also refer to an area of the motherboard that is reserved for expansion cards. In the context of gaming, a slot can refer to a place where you can spin a reel or activate a bonus round.

A Slot’s Pay Table

The pay table in a slot is very important because it gives you the information you need to play the game effectively. It shows the payouts for different symbols in a winning combination and may have a visual representation with bright colours to make it easier to understand. The pay table can also tell you how many paylines the slot has and what you need to do to land a win.

A slot can also refer to a specific position or time in a process:

An airline’s allocated time for take-off and landing at an airport, as determined by an air traffic control service. The term can also be used to describe a specific position on the field of play in hockey, where it refers to an area of the ice that affords a vantage point to a player.