What Is a Slot?

In hockey, a slot is the rectangular area in front of the goal that extends from the blue line toward the goal. It is also the fourth position of a flying display. The word slot is related to the verb *sleutana and is cognate with German Schloss. In English, the word is more commonly used to refer to a goal.

Slot receiver

A slot receiver is a type of wide receiver that is smaller than a traditional wide receiver. These players are nimble and quicker than most wide receivers, and they tend to run short routes in the middle of the field. They are often used to pick up critical third down yardage and are a key part of many modern spread offenses.

Hopper fill slip

A Request for Jackpot/Hopper Fill Slip must be presented to the cashier at a slot machine facility. The attendant will then drop the completed form in a locked box.

MEAL book

The MEAL book slot machine is a record-keeping device that keeps track of employee activity. It records the date, signature, and number of coins inserted. This information is then submitted to the gaming commission for verification. These machines can be upright or low-level and come with multiple reels and paylines.

Pay table

The pay table of a slot machine is a list of the prizes and payouts you can win from each spin. It will also show bonus features and instructions on how to unlock them. For example, the pay table of a Microgaming slot machine will show you the top prize, which is the maximum possible payoff. It may also display the RTP, or Return to Player, percentage, which represents the theoretical long-term payout for the slot machine.

Virtual stops

A virtual stops slot is a casino game that uses a random number generator to determine the winning symbols. Players can set up to sixty-four virtual stops, each of which corresponds to a slice of the pay table. When a winning symbol appears on a virtual stop, the game stops.


Regulations for slot allocation are a set of rules that govern the allocation of airport slots. These regulations require airports to declare the amount of available capacity and take into account advice from the National Air Traffic Services. After this has been done, an independent slot coordinator allocates capacity to applicants in a fair, non-discriminatory and transparent manner.