What is a Slot?

A slot is a position in an electronic device such as a computer or mobile phone that allows for the attachment of various accessories. It is also the term used for a revolving mechanical device such as a pinball machine or a jukebox. There are many different types of slots and they may be used for a variety of purposes.

A slot in a game is the space in which symbols line up to trigger a bonus feature or win a jackpot. These features can be anything from a free spins round to expanding wilds or sticky wilds. While most slots do not contain a lot of bonus features, those that do often include a clear explanation of how to trigger them in the pay table.

While the reels are spinning, the RNG generates a number sequence that corresponds with each symbol on the reels. When the symbols land in a winning combination, the machine will award a payout based on its paytable. The paytable is a guide to how much a player can win and can vary between different slot games.

In some slot games, the pay table is displayed as an actual table with columns and rows that display combinations and their payouts. This can make the process of reading a pay table easier for players as they can see the various combinations and their payout values clearly laid out in front of them. The pay table will also list any special symbols and their payouts.