Originally Posted by OzExorcist
the floor's decision strikes me as a strange one.
To the OP, was this determination made before action moved past you? If so, the very worst that should have happened was you be forced to show your cards to the rest of the table as well. But it didn't even have to get to that.
When it was clear that the manager was going to muck your hand, ask the player on your right to reveal to the rest of the table what your hand supposedly was. The manager could easily enough verify whether or not he was correct. If he was wrong, you play. If he was right, then if action had not passed you, you reveal your cards to the table; if action had passed you, then your hand is dead.
Honestly, if I see you counting your chips contemplating how big of a raise you want to make, all I have to do is get my buddy to claim that he saw your cards and then you have to muck them? With no proof? When proof can be so easily verified or refuted? That's too fishy for my liking and I'd never set foot in that establishment again.
But all said, the house makes the final determination. Well, actually, you do by choosing whether to play there again or not. It sounds to me like there could have been some other choices made. Sometimes you have to help the management come to the right one!