Slot is a hockey term that describes the area in front of the goaltender between the face-off circles and the ice. There are two different types of slots on the ice. The low slot is directly in front of the goaltender and between the face-off circles, while the high slot is the center of the ice above the circles.

Pay tables on slots list the credits a player earns when specific symbols line up on the pay line. Most symbols represent a single value, but some have a large number of possible combinations. The pay tables are usually printed on the machine face, above or below the wheel area. They may also be found in the help menu.

Modern slot machines are harder to program, but they are more flexible and offer more variety. They are not limited by the size of the reels, which was a problem for mechanical slots. Today, computer-powered slot machines can have as many as 20 symbols per reel. They also allow for higher stakes. As a result, there is no need to worry about losing every spin or adjusting for winning streaks.

A slot receiver can be lined up on either side of the offense, and there are often multiple slot receivers on the field. The two types of slot receivers are Inside Slot and Outside Slot, and when multiple slot receivers are on the field, the slot cornerback is known as the Nickel cornerback. In football, a nickel is worth 5 cents, so a slotback can be considered an extra defensive back on the depth chart.