What Is a Slot?

The term slot is used to refer to an allocated time for an aircraft to take off or land, as authorized by air-traffic control. In ice hockey, the term is also used to describe an area close to the opposition goal that affords a vantage point for a player.

A slot in a machine is a place for a coin or token to be placed so that the reels will spin and pay out based on the symbols that appear on the slot’s pay line. Some slots allow players to choose how many paylines they want to activate while others have a fixed number that cannot be changed. Some slot machines also have additional features such as Wilds, scatters and bonus levels that can open up additional opportunities to win.

In ATG, slots act as dynamic placeholders that either wait for content (a passive slot) or actively call out to get it. The content a slot contains is dictated by a scenario, which can use an Add Items to Slot action or a targeter to feed the slot with repository contents. It is important to understand the role of slots and how they are configured to ensure that your ATG system works correctly. For example, you should never use more than one scenario to feed a slot because this could cause the content to be injected at different times. This can result in inconsistent content, which may not display as expected in the Service Center panels.

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