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Australia: Casino group CEO steps down amid money laundering scandal


Amid the fallout from a money laundering scandal, the CEO of Australia’s Crown Resorts, Ken Barton, announced his resignation on Monday. Crown Resorts has been accused of facilitating illegal activities at its casinos in the cities of Melbourne and Perth. Crown Resorts, Australia’s biggest gaming and entertainment group, was rocked by a blistering report on the firm’s operations last week. The inquiry, commissioned by the New South Wales Liquor and Gambling Authority watchdog, recommended that Crown Resorts be denied a license to run a glitzy casino tower on Sydney’s waterfront. Barton showed a ‘breathtaking lack of care’ Patricia Bergin, a …

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