What is a Slot?


A narrow notch, groove or opening, such as a keyway in a piece of machinery or a slit for a coin in a machine. (from Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition)

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of having to wait for your flight to take off. You’ve checked in, made it through security and found the gate — but still no sign of your plane. The reason? The crew is waiting on a “slot.”

Slot is the fast, fun, addictive new online slot game from Playtech. It’s available now for both desktop and mobile devices.

This article is an overview of the basic operational components of a slot machine from the point-of-view of a slots enthusiast. It explains how the various player interface areas on a typical machine function, and details some of the rules of different game themes.

Slot machines are a popular form of gambling and can offer players a range of jackpots, from small to life-changing. However, they’re not without their risks. Here are some tips to help you play safe: