What is a Slot?

A narrow notch, groove, or opening; a slit, as in a keyway in machinery or the slit for a coin in a vending machine. Also: A position in a group, series, or sequence; a slot in a piece of wood. See more at Webster’s Dictionary

A thin opening or notch in something, especially a device for receiving a coin or card: The mailman delivered the package to our slot. A recessed area in a door, wall, or other surface: The shelf has two slots for bookends.

In casinos, a place where coins or paper tickets with barcodes are inserted to activate reels that spin and award credits based on the combinations of symbols displayed. A slot machine can have multiple paylines and a variety of symbols, depending on its theme. A slot machine may also have bonus features such as free spins, wilds, and multipliers.

Online slots are games of chance and the outcome of your gameplay will always be random. However, there are some ways to increase your chances of winning by playing responsibly and choosing a game with the right volatility level for you.

A schedule or time allotment for a plane to take off and land at an airport, as authorized by the air-traffic control service: The airline received 40 more slot permissions for Heathrow. Also: In ornithology, a narrow notch between the tips of the primaries of a bird in flight, which helps maintain an even flow of air over its wings.