Holding onto cards
Do you hold onto your cards until the chips are pushed to you? I had a dealer fight me over this and argue about which came first cards or chips. I think I'm right but want to hear others opinions. Do you hold on to the collateral until you are paid?
I assume you are talking about a hand where everyone else has folded to your bet. I usually lay my cards down beside the pot as the dealer is pushing it to me. If things slow down or I have any question about what is happening, I'll say something like "No takers?" just to confirm my understanding of the situation.
Either the cards are in my control, or the chips are .....