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Slot is a type of casino game that involves spinning reels and symbols. Players can insert cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a slot, which activates the machine and spins the reels. If the symbols line up with a winning payline, the player earns credits based on the payout table. Most slot games have a theme and include classic symbols such as fruits, bells, and stylized lucky sevens. In recent years, designers have begun to incorporate features inspired by video games into slot machines, including video monitors and 3D graphics. In addition, many new slot machines feature pop culture personas to appeal to a younger generation of gamblers. Psychologists have found that people who play slot machines reach a debilitating level of involvement with gambling three times more rapidly than those who engage in other casino games. Consequently, it is important to practice responsible gambling by setting daily loss limits and weekly loss limits.