Slots – What is a Slot?


A slot is a container that acts as a dynamic placeholder for content. It can wait for content to be called on (passive slot) or it can call for the content through a scenario (active slot). Slots and scenarios work together to deliver content to the page; renderers specify the appearance of the content in the slot.

Slots – Pay lines

A pay line in a slot machine is the line on which a payout will be awarded for winning symbol combinations. There can be a fixed number of paylines or a variable number. The pay table will explain the prize values and odds for each combination of symbols.

It is very important to understand what a slot is and how it works before you start playing. Having a basic knowledge of the different symbols and how they payout or trigger certain bonus rounds can make your slot experience much more fun. Pay tables are usually available on the machines or can be found through a HELP button or INFO on the touch screen.

Lastly, remember that each spin of a slot is independent from the previous one. So if you see someone else win a jackpot that you thought should’ve been yours, don’t fuss! The computer in the machine goes through thousands of combinations every minute, so it’s unlikely that you pressed the button at exactly the right moment to scoop that particular jackpot. Also, casinos cannot alter the machines to payout more or less at certain times of the day.