What Is a Pay Table in a Slot Machine?


A slot is a type of mechanical device that accepts cash or, in the case of a “ticket-in, ticket-out” machine, paper tickets with barcodes to activate reels that spin and award payouts based on winning combinations. Slot machines can be found in many different types of venues and have a variety of themes. Some have jackpots that can be fixed or progressive, while others have bonus games that can be triggered during regular rotations of the reels.

The pay table displays the symbols that can be landed in a win and the amount paid for each. It also shows any additional features, such as wild symbols or scatters, that can be triggered during the game. You can find the pay table by clicking an icon that is typically placed close to the bottom of the game screen.

You can also use the pay table to see the number of paylines available in a slot game. This is important to know, as it can help you decide how many lines to select each time you play. The more paylines you have, the better your chances of hitting a winning combination are.

You can also use the pay table to determine a slot’s RTP (Return to Player) and POP (Potential Return to Player). These figures show you how much the machine is expected to pay out over a long period of time. They do not include any one-off jackpots or other high-frequency events.