What is a Slot?

A slit or other narrow opening, especially one for receiving something such as a coin or letter. Also used: 1. a position or place, as in a sequence or series: The program was slotted into the eight o’clock slot.

2. a space in a computer or other device that allows for the storage of data: The motherboard has four slots for expansion cards.

3. a division of a screen on which different kinds of information are displayed: A newspaper may have several slotted columns.

4. a slit or other narrow opening in an armor or a ship’s hull to allow for attachment of fittings: The gunner had a slit in his thigh armour.

5. a place, as in a schedule or order: The show was scheduled for the eight o’clock slot.

6. (informal) a period of time set aside for a particular activity: She has her weekly volunteer slot.

7. a part of a vehicle or machine where a bolt can be fitted: The door hinge has two slotted holes.

8. a part of a computer or other device in which data can be stored: The hard drive has five save slots.

When choosing a penny slot, look for the game’s maximum payout limit and whether it can be adjusted. Consider the game’s volatility, too: High-volatility games don’t award wins frequently, but when they do, they tend to be sizable. Remember that penny slots are designed primarily for entertainment, so choose a game that suits your personal tastes and budget.