A slit or other narrow opening, for receiving something, as in a machine or container. Also called a hole, a vent, a jack, or a slot.

A computerized device that accepts coins or paper tickets in exchange for a selected combination of symbols. Modern slot machines are designed to take advantage of the fact that the human brain is wired to love novelty. They are based on probability theory and, by displaying winning combinations only at certain times, can be programmed to keep the player gambling.

During this phase, your team will work with sketches, wireframes and mockups to create an interface that is clear and easy to use. Your developers will then test each component of the game to ensure that it works properly. In addition, your team will conduct unit and integration testing to make sure that the finished product meets your business needs.

Sports An unmarked area in front of an opponent’s goal between the face-off circles on an ice hockey rink, affording a vantage point for an attacking player. Also known as the “slot.”

At Bally’s factory warehouse, hundreds of newly assembled slot cabinets lined a room filled with beeps and flashing lights. Some were destined for Oklahoma, Washington, Michigan, or Canada, but the majority would end up in Las Vegas casinos. Despite legal prohibitions, casino owners still see the slot as their most lucrative moneymaker. And research suggests that video slot machines may encourage gambling addictions more than other types of games.