Ok, so I'm playing last night- I yell out "Hop the 10s" and toss $2 into the middle of the table, while the dice were still in the center. I repeat myself, because the stick man doesn't hear. He still ignores me, I say it for a third, the dealer next to me hears it but doesn't say bet....Sure enough a 10 comes out. THe side dealer is nice and pays me for it, but tells me that he was doing me a favor and could have said no bet. I was kind of puzzled. I threw my chips and called my bet well before the dice were out. What did I do wrong? Does the stick man actually need to place the bet on the hop before the bet is good?? any advice on how to bet the hops, minimum bets etc would be helpful.