Market makers are professional traders typically on the other side of retail trades. And they're paid to take risk and provide market liquidity.
Prices tend to get drawn toward the option strike with the highest open interest. That means those who are long the option may experience the most pain if the stock settles at the strike price at expiration.
Options are often used as a hedge on another position. That means there’s more to an options trade than one winner and one loser.
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