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Is there any intention on preventing or reducing the number of duplicate markets? For example, the same outcome for the same sporting event.

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Duplicate markets are possible (even likely for popular events), but the "solution" is largely market driven. Without a compelling reason (below) to compete with other duplicate markets a market creator is wasting time and fees by creating a market nearly identical to one that already exists.

  1. Fees - In general markets with the lowest market creator fees should receive the most volume as users like to minimize their costs

  2. Advertising - A well known market creator that advertises externally may be able to drive traffic to the market he/she creates

  3. First mover advantage - The first market created, all else equal has a good advantage to gain traction before others markets appear and compete for users.

  4. Liquidity - Generally the most liquid markets will receive the most usage and be hard to supplant unless there is a significant improvement in one of the 3 above criteria

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