What is a Slot?


The sound of coins jangling in the machine, flashing lights and all that frenetic activity aren’t there by accident – they’re specifically designed to keep players hooked. So it’s important to protect and preserve your bankroll while you play and to know when enough is enough. It’s a simple trick, but one that you should always remember.

In football, the slot receiver is the wide receiver who lines up in the area slightly behind the outer wide receivers, between them and the offensive linemen. He needs to be fast and agile to run routes that require a lot of elusion and evasion. In addition, the slot receiver often needs to block or avoid tackles.

A slot is a narrow notch, groove or opening, such as a keyway in machinery or a slit for a coin in a vending machine. It may also refer to:

In computer science, a slot is the set of operations that can be executed by a microprocessor. Slots are commonly used in very long instruction word (VLIW) computers. A slot is sometimes referred to as an execute pipeline. Slots are different from caches, which store pre-computed results or data. Although caches can be used to speed up the execution of certain types of instructions, they cannot improve the overall performance of the system. They can, however, be used to manage CPU and memory resources.