The significant rise of social networks has created a springboard for the social gaming segment of the entertainment industry. Gaming is becoming increasingly compelling thanks to various enhancements such as the addition of socially playable and sharable features within games, which have gradually become common characteristics. While generally a lucrative segment, the industry has its own challenges including short-term focus, low user retention, high CPA & OPEX, low ARPPU, and fragmented platforms. This research evaluates the strategy of both successful and unsuccessful social gaming companies. Through this analysis, we have developed Success Guidelines for social gaming companies (start-up and established companies).