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Australia's Crown Resorts CEO resigns after inquiry report

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Crown Resorts Chief Executive Officer Ken Barton resigned on Monday after an inquiry deemed the Australian casino operator unfit to hold a gambling licence for its new Sydney casino.

Helen Coonan will assume the role of executive chairman on an interim basis, effective immediately, Crown said in a statement.

Reporting by Rashmi Ashok and Nikhil Kurian Nainan in Bengaluru Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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