What is a Slot?


Slot is a type of casino game where players try to line up three or more identical symbols on a payline. The winning combinations are recorded on a pay table and the prize amount is determined by the paytable’s win factors. The paytable also lists any special symbols, such as a Wild or a Scatter symbol.

The Pay Table

The pay table is a handy guide that provides instructions for the different paylines, symbols, and betting requirements. It also lists any jackpots and explains how to win them.


The variance of a slot machine is the percentage by which its payouts fluctuate over time. Low-variance slots often pay smaller wins over a long period, while high-variance ones tend to pay out larger wins more frequently.


The symbols on a slot machine are usually based on themes, like figures from Ancient Egypt or Greek mythology. They may also feature card numbers from nine through ace, or images of fruit and vegetables.

Special Features

Modern slots have many interactive features, such as bonus rounds and a random win multiplier sequence. These features are designed to add a more immersive experience to the game.

Bonus Mode

In some slot machines, a bonus mode is activated when a player bets the maximum amount and hits a winning combination. During this bonus mode, the slot displays a number of winning scenes and energizing music is heard. The payouts are very small, typically 15 coins.