What is a Slot?


A slit or other narrow opening, especially one for receiving something, such as coins or letters.

A container for dynamic items that can wait passively (a passive slot) or call out to be filled by a renderer (an active slot). A slot has its own content repository and works in tandem with a scenario to deliver content to the page. It is recommended that you use only one scenario for a slot; using multiple scenarios could produce unpredictable results.

The’slot’ is also the name of the position on an ice hockey rink where the centre, usually one of the faster players on the team, stands to give his or her teammates an advantage by blocking out opposing centre backs. This allows quicker players such as wingers and defencemen to get open on the wings and be more effective in attack.

The term’slot’ can also refer to a specific place in a computer or other machine, such as the location of an expansion card, such as an ISA or PCI slot or the memory slots on a motherboard. The number of symbols available on a slot machine can be surprisingly low, but the rules of these machines are not that complicated and many modern slots have exciting bonus features such as Megaways, pick-style games, cascading wilds, re-spins and sticky wilds. Getting to grips with these can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with practice you’ll be playing slot games like a pro in no time!