A position in a group, series, or sequence. A slot on a calendar is an open time that can be scheduled. A slot on a computer is an available spot for an extension card or other device. The term is also used for a position of employment or assignment in an organization or hierarchy.
In a slot machine, a player inserts cash or, in ticket-in, ticket-out machines, a paper ticket with a barcode, then presses a button (either physical or on a touchscreen) to activate the reels. The reels stop to rearrange the symbols, and if the player matches a winning combination, they earn credits according to the paytable. The symbols vary depending on the theme of the slot, but classics include fruits, bells, and stylized lucky sevens.
After creating the game concept, your artists should produce initial sketches, wireframes, and mockups of your slot game. This is known as the prototype stage, and it helps your business build a lightweight version of the slot that you can test out with players. Your prototype might also include some basic gameplay features and basic UI. In addition, a prototype can help your business showcase the game to stakeholders and explain the scope of work needed to produce the full version.