What is a Slot?

A thin opening or groove, such as one in a door, that accepts a coin or piece of paper. You can also put letters and postcards through a slot at the post office. The number of lines you play and the types of symbols can greatly affect the outcome of penny slots games. It’s important to be judicious in your gameplay so you can maximize your chances of winning big.

In aviation, a flight time assigned by an air traffic control center to a flight based on limited resources, such as staff or airspace congestion. Typically, the slot is a calculated take-off time (CTOT), with a window of -5/+10 minutes.

A separate bonus game for video slots that often has an interactive element, like choosing mystery prize boxes or playing a higher or lower game. The payouts for these games are usually higher than those of regular slot machines.

A football position manned by a versatile wide receiver who can line up in the middle of the field, between the tight end and the outside wide receiver. The best NFL slot receivers have a combination of size, speed, and ball skills to be a threat all over the field. They are tough enough to absorb contact in the middle of the field, but fast enough to blow past defenders on a deep route. Most slot receivers are between 5’3” and 6’3, but they can be any size as long as they are agile and have good hands.