A slot is a container that holds dynamic content on your site. It’s either waiting to get filled with something (passive) or being called out by a scenario that wants it to fill itself with content (active). It works in tandem with scenarios and renderers to display page content.
There’s a lot going on in most slots, from paylines and symbols to bonus features. It can be difficult to keep track of everything, so the game creators include information tables known as pay tables. These usually fit in with the slot’s theme and are designed to make it easy for players to read and understand. They will show a picture of each symbol, alongside how much you can win for landing (typically) 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols on a payline. They may also list any special symbols that appear in the slot. This can be useful for new players as it’s a good way to familiarise yourself with the game’s symbols and payouts.