A slot is a dynamic placeholder that either waits for content (passive slot) or calls out to a scenario to render it (active slot). Slots work in tandem with scenarios to deliver content to a page.
Slots are used for a variety of purposes in the Service Center, including offer management, but before you can use slots with scenarios, you must understand some of the fundamentals. This article introduces the concept of slots and discusses how to use them with both the Service Center and with ATG Personalization.
Slots are a type of gambling machine that uses spinning reels with symbols to award credits based on the paytable. The machine is activated by inserting cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a designated slot on the machine, then pressing a button to spin the reels. The stops on the reels are randomly arranged and, when a winning combination is found, the player receives credit corresponding to the amount shown on the paytable. Most slot games have a theme and feature symbols and bonus features that are aligned with that theme. The number of possible combinations is limited by the fact that a single symbol may appear on multiple reels and, in electromechanical machines, it may be impossible to stop each reel at exactly the right time. A jackpot is the maximum amount paid out on a slot machine. A small town in northeast Nevada is called Jackpot, and it has four casinos and a small airfield.