The slot is a thin opening or groove in something. You can put letters and postcards through the slot at the post office.
A pay table lists the number of credits a player will receive if the symbols listed on the pay table line up on a winning payline. The pay table is typically displayed on the face of the machine, but can also be contained within a help menu.
The pay table can vary among different types of slot machines. Some machines use a seven-segment display, while others use stylized text that suits the theme of the game.
Slots can be played on either low-level or stand-up machines. The stand-up type usually requires a stool or other support to play, while the low-level machines are often seated.
Symbols in a slot are based on a variety of themes, including Egyptian, fruit and movie-inspired. They can also include classical symbols from a card deck like A, K, Q and J.
In addition to paying out for combinations of symbols, slot machines can also award bonuses. These can include extra spins, wild symbols and free games.