West Yorkshire-based MP Stuart Andrew is set to take on the responsibility of overseeing the UK government’s white paper into gambling review.
The Racing Post claims that the MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough will succeed Paul Scully in the role.
Andrew will subsequently become the sixth minister the government has appointed to oversee the white paper since the launch of the process in December 2020.
The move would mean the process of finalising and publishing the recommendations – which are set to include affordability checks – can restart.
Officials reportedly hope for publication of the white paper before the Easter recess at the end of March.
Andrew joined the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in September, with Scully moving out of the DCMS earlier in January.
Former culture secretary Michelle Donelan also moved away from the department, with Lucy Frazer taking her place.