A narrow notch or groove, such as a keyway in a lock or the slit for a coin in a slot machine. Also: a position in a group, series, or sequence, as of jobs or appointments: He was given the slot as chief copy editor.

A casino game that pays out credits based on the symbols that appear on a payline. Symbols vary by theme and may include fruit, bells, stylized lucky sevens, and other icons that are aligned with the machine’s overall theme. Most slot games have a specific style, location, or character, and the symbols and bonus features typically correspond with that theme. In addition to standard symbols, some slot machines offer themed jackpots, such as a progressive multiplier that increases with each spin of the reels.

The amount of money you win on a slot machine depends on the number of symbols you match and the value of those symbols. Some slots have different payouts depending on whether you hit certain combinations or if you’re playing in a special mode. If you’re unsure what the payouts are for a particular slot, read its pay table.

A slot is a dynamic placeholder that either waits for content (a passive slot) or calls out for it (an active slot). A slot uses a renderer to specify its presentation. In general, a slot does not have access to state from its parent scope, but it is possible for the renderer to pass data into a slot via an argument (see Renderer Arguments). A shorthand for template v-slot:header> is template #header>.