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 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 The makers of Grand Theft Auto V recently internalized that strategy with an audacious plan to have an operational casino within its online extension, including slot machines, horse racing, blackjack, and poker. Noam Cohen, WIRED, "Shoot-'Em-Up Videogames Don't Warp Minds—Big Tech Does," 8 Aug. 2019 Today, Waukegan has more than 260 video poker and slot machines spread across 54 locations. Logan Jaffe, ProPublica, "How a Video Gambling Company Helped Bankroll Local Politicians," 16 Aug. 2019 Plans call for 1,200 slot machines, a 200-room luxury hotel, a music venue and an outdoor water park. Orla Mccaffrey, Dallas News, "Jerry Jones gets a step closer to building $225 million casino in Arkansas," 14 Aug. 2019 MGM Northfield Park, however, remains Ohio’s busiest gambling operation with its $21.2 million in revenue from its slot machines in July. Rich Exner,, "Ohio gambling revenue tops $160 million in July; JACK Cleveland properties up, MGM Northfield Park down," 7 Aug. 2019 The bill allows slot machines at O’Hare and Midway, as well as horse racing tracks. Phil Rosenthal,, "Here’s when sports gambling could be legal in Illinois, and answers to other questions about casinos and betting," 4 June 2019 The legislation also authorizes five other casinos across the state, including in Chicago and the south suburbs, as well as sports betting and slot machines at racetracks and Chicago’s airports. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan casino OK'd by General Assembly would be 'big shot in the arm' to area towns, Lake County," 4 June 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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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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