What is a Slot?


A narrow opening or groove in something: You slot letters and postcards through a mail slot at the post office.

An allocated time and place for an aircraft to take off or land, as authorized by an airport or air-traffic control.

We’ve all been there – you check in on time, make your way through security, find your gate and queue for the overhead lockers or settle down in your seat. But then the captain announces you have a delay. It’s because the plane is waiting for a slot. So what is a slot and why can’t we take off as soon as we’re ready?

The pay table for a slot game provides important information about the game’s symbols, payouts, prizes and jackpots. It can also contain other details, such as the game’s rules, betting range and bonus features.

In the case of online slots, the pay table may be displayed in a small table and often contains a visual representation of how much you can win for landing a particular combination of symbols on a payline. It will also explain how a particular payline works, including whether or not it requires a specific number of matching symbols to form a winning combination.

The pay table for a slot game may also display the game’s bonus features and how they are triggered, for example, by landing certain scatter symbols. Some slot games can be quite complex, with multiple different bonus features and mechanics, so it’s always best to check out the pay table before playing.