A slot is a dynamic placeholder that either waits for content (passive slots) or calls out to it with a renderer. A slot’s content is dictated by a scenario that uses an Add Items to Slot action or a Targeter, depending on whether you want to create a passive or active slot.
There are several slot properties that are important to understand when working with offer management. These properties are outlined in the Using Slots chapter of the ATG Personalization Programming Guide.
One of the reasons that slots are so popular is that they provide impressive chances to win large amounts of money for a relatively small wager. Some machines have jackpots that are millions of dollars or more, and there are even stories of people winning huge sums from a $100 wagered on a single spin!
Many modern slots also come with a variety of bonus features. These can be triggered when certain scatter or wild symbols land on the reels, and they often award large payouts and/or lead to mini-games that feature a different set of reels and paylines.
In addition, some modern slots feature stacked symbols that allow a symbol to take up multiple spaces on the same reel. This increases the chance that adjacent symbols will be matched together and can result in very large payouts. Finally, some modern slot games have bonus rounds that involve a theme such as fishing and can have players picking fish to reveal prizes.