A narrow notch, groove or opening, as a keyway in machinery or a slit for a coin in a vending machine. He dropped the coin into the slot and it slid into place.
Air Traffic Management slots, sometimes called ‘slot time’, are times when an airline is unable to take off at its scheduled time due to airport congestion or air traffic control restrictions (e.g. limited runway capacity or staff). A slot gives the airline the right to operate at a certain time, and is issued by EUROCONTROL as part of its network manager role.
As technology advances, some manufacturers of slot machines offer bonus rounds that are more elaborate than the traditional revolving mechanical reels. Whether it is a mystery pick game, a free spins round or other feature, these extras can add variety to your gaming experience and boost your winning chances. It is important to remember, however, that the payouts of a slot machine are completely random. This means that there is no such thing as a ‘due’ payout – each spin is assigned its own outcome by the random number generator in the machine, and no one can predict the odds of a particular symbol appearing on the payline. For more tips, read our Responsible Gambling page.