A slot (or a slit, groove, aperture, or hole) is an opening or position within a group, series, sequence, or set. It can also refer to a time or place, such as “a time slot” or a “time-slot appointment.” In sports, it refers to an unmarked area between the face-off circles on an ice hockey rink. The term is also used to refer to a specific position in a game, such as a forward or winger. The word is derived from the Middle Low German word schot, which is related to the Dutch schote or schotje.
A slit, hole, or narrow opening, especially one for receiving something, as a coin or a letter. The phrase is also a figurative reference to an assigned position or job, as in “she slotted herself into the new role.” American Heritage(r) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition
A slot can be a great way to earn cash, but it’s important to understand how each machine works before making a decision. If you’re playing with a budget in mind, be sure to choose a machine with the lowest denomination possible, and avoid progressive and buy-a-pays machines. Also, be aware that payout numbers usually apply to a whole bank of machines rather than individual units, so stick with multi-line games or multiplier machines.