slot machine


Definition of slot machine

1 : a machine whose operation is begun by dropping a coin into a slot
2 : an originally coin-operated gambling machine that pays off according to the matching of symbols on wheels spun by a handle also : an electronic version of this machine

Examples of slot machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tohono O'odham Nation announced Tuesday that its new, full-scale Desert Diamond West Valley Casino with table games and slot machines will open on Feb. 19. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "Much bigger Desert Diamond Casino near Glendale hiring 1,300 now for February opening," 19 Nov. 2019 Earnings from gaming are not taxed, although the government collects a monthly fee from bigger casinos and a fixed levy on each table and slot machine from smaller ones, Lee adds. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "How Cambodia's backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca," 4 Oct. 2019 Instead of a smoky floor of poker tables and slot machines, students enter the nonsmoking, nongambling tower through a quiet marbled foyer with potted plants and a security guard. Washington Post, "Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm," 24 Aug. 2019 Bondi’s clients with foreign interests also included IGT Global Solutions, a subsidiary of an Italian conglomerate that manufactures slot machines and specializes in gaming and lottery software and equipment. Washington Post, "White House impeachment hire Bondi winding down foreign work," 8 Nov. 2019 The expansion will accommodate more than 2,000 slot machines and 47 table games and is expected to open in the summer of 2021. USA TODAY, "Rare yellow cardinal sighted, escaped goat caught, fossilized bear skull found: News from around our 50 states," 18 Oct. 2019 Most recently, Satre was chairman of the board of IGT, which manufactures slot machines and other casino equipment. Regina Garcia Cano, The Seattle Times, "Former CEO of Harrah’s to become Wynn’s board chairman," 6 Aug. 2018 But the casino continued to struggle to draw players to slot machines, which hurt Encore’s performance., "But the Encore has become a significant new draw in the Boston area, even if the gambling traffic is modest by the lofty standards Wynn set in pursuit of its license.," 17 Sep. 2019 Among the features of its new expansion and renovation are: An additional 25,000 square feet of gambling space, with 250 new slot machines, for a total of 2,000, and 11 new table games, doubling the previous number. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of slot machine

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slot machine was in 1891

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2 Dec 2019

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“Slot machine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of slot machine

: a machine used for gambling that starts when you put coins into it and pull a handle or press a button

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