In a lot of cases mm's jam a close at a strike price to wipe out premium.The total value of the very few Aug 8 puts and calls open at the moment is only $20K +/-. That is enough incentive to manipulate a close when there is much greater money to be made scalping shares in the last 1/2 hour if large buy orders come in. We are due for a strong up day in the market. If we get that tomorrow my dollars say we march well into the $8.10+ region. Just my opinion.
CL - if they do they will not be getting a "Virgin" - I've been had before. I use to bet $2000 per hand on BJ with less than 50% chance of winning and a max payout of 150% - I like my odds here better!