Billionaire Icahn Is Last Bidder for Fontainebleau Casino

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is closer to buying the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas casino-resort on the Strip after two other bids failed to satisfy bankruptcy auction rules.

Court-appointed examiner Jeffrey Truitt said in U.S. Bankruptcy Court papers that the two other submissions received by the Jan. 15 deadline didn't include the required deposit.

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Three additional parties indicated interest — two mulling a joint offer — but didn't bid, Truitt said.

He didn't name any parties other than Icahn, who in November offered $105 million in cash plus $51.5 million in construction funding.

Truitt says he'll now work to resolve by Jan. 27 objections that lien holders, contractors and a door company have raised to selling.