Slot – Choosing a Slot
A narrow notch, groove, or opening, as in a keyway or a slot for a coin in a vending machine. Also: a position in a group, series, or sequence; an assignment, billet, or job opening. See more at Roget’s Thesaurus.
In video slots, the pay table can be displayed as a table that shows the symbols and how much you win for landing three or more of them on a winning line. Some machines even have special symbols that can help you trigger bonus rounds and other features.
When choosing a slot, choose one that is compatible with your budget and taste. Many slot games have a specific theme, with characters or objects that relate to the theme. Some slots have jackpots that increase as you play. Others have a fixed jackpot amount that you can win when the reels stop spinning.
Before you start playing a slot, make sure to read the pay table and understand how the game works. You can find this information on the machine’s screen or in a help menu. Also, check the machine’s minimum and maximum wager value. If the machine requires a certain minimum amount to play, it will be marked with a ‘SLOT MACHINE MINIMUM’ or similar warning. Some machines also have a ‘SERVICE’ button, which you can hit to signal to the host that you need assistance. The service button is often accompanied by two colored lights known as the candle or tower light.