By Annette Shailer

The recent restrictions imposed on the Top 48 most ‘at risk’ venues in NSW are unlikely to change, according to the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR).

A spokesperson for NSW OLGR confirmed today there are no immediate plans to change the restrictions, which include a controversial ‘time out’ rule that requires venues to stop serving alcohol for 10 minutes every hour after midnight.

The restrictions will be reviewed later this year by a taskforce comprising of industry representatives, the police and OLGR, with the view to make them permanent.

Despite publicans from the affected venues speaking out against the 10-minute rule because it is both difficult to implement and angering punters, it is not being reviewed at this stage.

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