Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call  WYOMISSING, Pa., April 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (Nasdaq:GLPI) today announced that the Company will release its 2014 first quarter financial results at 7:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  During the conference call, Peter M. Carlino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and William J. Clifford, Chief Financial Officer, will review the quarter's results and performance, discuss recent events and conduct a question-and-answer period.  Webcast  The conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.glpropinc.com. To listen to a live broadcast, go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the call will also be available for 90 days on the Company's website.  To Participate in the Telephone Conference Call: Dial in at least five minutes prior to start time. Domestic: 1-877-705-6003 International: 1-201-493-6725  Conference Call Playback: Domestic: 1-877-870-5176 International: 1-858-384-5517 Passcode: 13580193 The playback can be accessed through May 7, 2014  About Gaming and Leisure Properties  GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in "triple net" lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI expects to grow its portfolio by aggressively pursuing opportunities to acquire additional gaming facilities to lease to gaming operators. GLPI also intends to diversify its portfolio over time, including by acquiring properties outside the gaming industry to lease to third parties.GLPI intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for United States federal income tax purposes commencing with the 2014 taxable year and is the first gaming-focused REIT.  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "expects," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "will," "should" or "anticipates" or the negative or other variation of these or similar words, or by discussions of future events, strategies or risks and uncertainties. Such forward looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about GLPI and its subsidiaries, including risks related to the following: the ability to receive, or delays in obtaining, the regulatory approvals required to own and/or operate its properties, or other delays or impediments to completing GLPI's planned acquisitions or projects; GLPI's ability to maintain its status as a REIT and there being no need for any further dividend of historical accumulated earnings and profits in order to qualify as a REIT in 2014; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; the ability to diversify into different businesses, such as hotels, entertainment facilities and office space; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in GLPI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent written and oral forward looking statements attributable to GLPI or persons acting on GLPI's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this press release. GLPI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements contained or incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward looking events discussed in this press release may not occur.  CONTACT: Investor Relations - Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.          Dan Foley          T: 203-682-8312          Email: Dan.Foley@icrinc.com                   Bill Clifford          T: 610-401-2900          Email: BClifford@glpropinc.com  
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