Cover Cover
Nov. 15, 2019
Cover page.  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Nov. 15, 2019
Entity Registrant Name Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code PA
Entity File Number 001-36124
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
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
Trading Symbol GLPI
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Central Index Key 0001575965
Amendment Flag false