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Cover - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 07, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-36124  
Entity Registrant Name Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code PA  
Entity Tax Identification Number 46-2116489  
Entity Address, Address Line One 845 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 200  
Entity Address, City or Town Wyomissing  
Entity Address, State or Province PA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 19610  
City Area Code 610  
Local Phone Number 401-2900  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $.01 per share  
Trading Symbol GLPI  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   214,682,856
Entity Central Index Key 0001575965  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019