Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Billions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 17, 2014
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001575965  
Document Type 10-K  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Public Float $ 3.5  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   112,132,334
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY