What is a Slot?


A slot is an opening or hole; also: a groove, channel, slit, or aperture. A slot in the wing of an airplane used for a high-lift device. A position or spot in a sequence, series, or set: He booked his vacation at the first available slot.

An area of a computer or video display that contains a particular program, data, or information. A slot is usually a rectangular area with vertical or horizontal borders. A slot can also be a specific location in a larger display, such as the space for icons on an arcade cabinet.

In a slot machine, the player inserts cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, paper tickets with barcodes, into a slot on the machine. The machine then activates the reels and pays out credits according to a pay table, which lists combinations of symbols that win. Most slots have a theme and offer bonus features that align with the theme. These can include free spins, mystery pick games, and other creative bonus rounds.

Online slots continue to evolve with new technologies, which allows designers to let their imaginations run wild. From the crime zone in NetEnt’s Cash Noire to outer-space cluster payoffs that replace paylines in ReelPlay’s Cosmic Convoy, players can experience all kinds of innovative and immersive bonus events.

A v-slot directive, or named slot, is a way to pass state between a parent and child scope. For example, template v-slot:header> would render the header element in the child component’s slot.