A slot is a container on a computer or device used to store dynamic content. The content is controlled by a scenario (a container that either waits for dynamic content to be added, or a targeter that fills a slot with content). A slot is often used in conjunction with other containers, such as a renderer, to deliver content to a page.
The term slot may also refer to:
1. a time or space allocated for an aircraft to take off and land at a given airport, as authorized by air traffic control:
2. a position in the queue of people applying for a job:
3. a place in a line to enter a public building:
4. an opening in the wing or tail surface of an airplane, especially one used in connection with a high-lift system:
5. an aperture in the wing of an aeroplane for the attachment of struts, flanges, and other fittings:
6. a position on a computer motherboard reserved for expansion cards such as an ISA, PCI, AGP, or memory slots:
7. the amount of money paid out by a slot machine:
While the odds of winning are much lower than those of hitting the jackpot, slot machines still offer impressive payouts. The average payout is around 92-97%, and some slots even have multi-million dollar jackpots. The largest jackpot ever won by a slot player was $39.7 million dollars from a $100 wager. Regardless of the size of the jackpot, slots are a popular form of gambling because of their low investment and impressive payback percentages.