In a slot machine, a slot is a narrow opening into which coins or paper tickets can be inserted. The opening may also be a gap in the wing of an aircraft to permit air flow over an auxiliary airfoil or control device, such as an aileron or flap.

In statistics, a slot is a region of the sample space that includes all numbers greater than or equal to a particular value (such as a minimum). A slot can be defined in many different ways, depending on how it is used. For example, it can be used to store the entire set of numbers in a data set or to identify a particular subset of these numbers.

A specialized table slot, the periodic slot is used to hold data that repeats over a specific time period. For example, a set of monthly evaporation coefficients for a reservoir would be stored in a periodic slot. The period for which the data repeats can be a single duration (1 Hour, 1 Day, 1 Month), or several consecutive periods such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. Periodic slots can be displayed in either scalar or graph form.

One effective strategy for playing slot is to look for a game that has recently been paid out by another player. This will indicate that the last person left with a decent sum of money, meaning there’s a good chance you’ll be lucky enough to win. However, it’s important to protect yourself from losing more than you can afford and never wager more than you have.