What is a Slot?

A slot is a position in a group, series or sequence. It is also a hole in the wing of an airplane, used as part of a high-lift or control device. In computers, a slot is a place for an expansion card. There are a number of different slots, including ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), PCI (peripheral component interconnect) and AGP (accelerated graphics port).

When playing slot games, the pay table is important to understand. It will help you to determine the probability of each symbol combination. It will also explain the different payouts for the various combinations. Originally, these were printed directly on the slot machine, but as games have become more complex, they are now embedded in the game help screens.

Another important term to understand is POP and RTP. These are the percentages of the total amount that a slot is set to payout over its lifetime. The higher these numbers are, the better your chances of winning.

The RNG is the computer that determines what sequence of numbers will be generated each time you trigger a spin. It records this sequence of numbers and then finds the corresponding reel locations in an internal sequence table. When the computer finds this matching combination, it will then cause the reels to stop at these positions. The symbols in the reels will then determine whether it was a winning spin or not.