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A narrow notch or groove, as in a keyway in machinery or a slit for coins in a vending machine. Also, a time period allocated to an aircraft for takeoff or landing at a busy airport, especially when the number of flights exceeds available runway capacity. (aviation) A slot is the authorized amount of time for a plane to take off or land at a specific airport during a given day and time period, based on air traffic control clearances and other authorizations, so as not to cause excessively long delays from too many flights trying to land at once.

In slot games, the Pay Table area displays all payout values for regular symbols and the combinations that need to land to trigger each bonus feature. The pay tables can be permanently displayed on the machine or, for touchscreen models, may be a series of interactive images that can be switched between.

There are a lot of myths about slots that aren’t true, such as the notion that certain machines are “hot” or “cold.” The truth is, slot machines are random. A computer generates what is called an RNG, a random number generator, which determines whether the next spin will result in a win or loss.