The Reddit logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed Wall Street Bets logo in this illustration taken January 28, 2021.
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It could be a big pay day for Keith Gill, the Reddit trading crowd’s favorite and the man who inspired the epic GameStop short squeeze.
Friday is the expiration date of Gill’s 500 call options contracts he bought at the beginning of 2021. Gill — who goes by DeepF——Value on Reddit and Roaring Kitty on YouTube — attracted an army of day traders who piled into the brick-and-mortar video game stock and call options, pushing the stock up 400% in a single week in January.
GameStop closed at $156.44 a share on Thursday, up 730% for the year….