True application-ready intelligent platforms are game-changers for the electronic gaming machine market. They provide OEMs with a highly scalable, reliable and modular off-the-shelf platform that can be flexibly configured to meet individual performance, graphics and power needs at an optimized price point. These platforms are ready for GLI certification, feature reliable operation by design and support all required gaming specific I/Os and protocols off-the-shelf. Most compelling is the comprehensive iAPI middleware, which allows simplified and unified application development without dependencies on the peripheral devices. All in all, vendors have an out-of-the-box solution to design innovative and stunning professional gaming machines requiring a minimal design-in efforts and, therefore, lower costs.