A slot is an authorization to take-off or land at a busy airport within a set time window, and helps prevent air traffic jams. It also allows airlines to reduce fuel burn by not flying when they aren’t needed.
In hockey, the “slot” is an area where wingers and centers have a good view of the net to shoot at with their wrist shots. This gives them an advantage over defenders who must defend the point position, which is harder to score on because it has a much larger chance of a deflection.
The graphical display on most modern machines shows the payout percentage, along with the pay lines and bonus games. Some also have a “HELP” or “INFO” button that will walk players through the various features and explain how to play.
Some players have trouble figuring out how much a machine pays out over a certain period of time. It can help to test the machine by putting in a few dollars and seeing how much it returns. If it doesn’t give you enough money back in a reasonable amount of time, find another machine.
Most casinos have the slots arranged by denomination and style, and high-limit games are in separate areas or ‘salons’ with their own attendants and cashiers. They can be a bit of a maze to navigate, but you can ask a waitress or casino attendant to point you in the right direction. You can also try using a search engine to find a site that lists payouts by game.