What is a Slot?

A narrow notch, groove, or opening, as on the tips of the primaries of some birds during flight, which helps maintain a smooth flow of air over the wings. Also used figuratively.

A slot is a logical position in a queue or in a series of events. For example, if you have checked in and are waiting to board your plane, it takes time for the flight attendants to seat passengers. Similarly, a business traveler who is assigned a particular meeting time may need to wait for his or her plane to arrive at the airport, resulting in delays and wasted fuel. Fortunately, this problem can be avoided with the use of central flow management tools like slots.

One of the biggest pitfalls while playing slots is getting greedy and betting more than you can afford to lose. The best way to avoid this is by practicing responsible gambling and setting a budget before starting your game. Also, look for slots that offer a good loyalty program and generous welcome bonuses.

In addition to regular expressions you can also add synonyms for a slot type to allow Dialog Engine to recognize multiple variations of the same value for that slot. For example, you can map the value flight code to the slot type [A-Z]2d34. Using this, when you speak to your bot and it encounters the value flight code it will understand that you mean either NYC or New York.