What is a Slot?

What is a Slot?


A slot is a dynamic placeholder that either waits for content (passive slot) or calls out for it using a targeter (active slot). A slots contents is dictated by a scenario, which either uses an Add Items to Slot action or a targeter to fill the slot. Slots and scenarios work together to deliver the content for a page while renderers specify its presentation.

You checked in on time, made it through security, found your gate, queued up to get on board, struggled with the overhead lockers and settled back into your seat – only to hear the captain say “We’re waiting for a slot”. What is a slot, and why can’t we take off?

The most common way of winning at slots is to land matching symbols on a payline. Historically, slot machines offered a single payline, but nowadays they’re able to offer many more – giving you more ways to form potentially winning combinations. Typically, the number of paylines in a slot is shown on the pay table and will fit in with the machine’s theme.

It can be difficult to keep track of all the different payouts, pay lines and bonus features in a slot machine. However, most machines will have a help screen or a ‘help’ button that will walk you through all the various options and rules. Alternatively, you can always ask a slot attendant for assistance.