I once heard a pro say, he never chip shuffled when he was coming up. He said "If you are confident in your game, it's better for them to think you are a beginner anyway". I actually chip shuffle more at home sitting in front of the computer....lol. I don't think I ever do it in a casino.
I actually came from the other side of the fence. I played for years as a live player before ever going to online poker. You are absolutely right... Some think that players in a Casino are naturally going to be better than online players. However, this is not always true. A matter of fact, even the regulars are so use to playing together they are often too relaxed and give off tells
left and right.
About a year ago I played in a $100 buy-in milti-table tournament at a casino and in the first blind level a woman shoved and was called by 2 other players. She had A-10 off, one caller had a small pair, and the other player had something like Q-10. I though to myself...Really!!! You guys paid $100 to donk out at the first level blinds?
Oh, I finish 3 by the way, I was only concerned with about 3 pretty good player and and was able to trap the maniac, early big stack, once and stack up pretty good before someone else knocked him out.
I personally hope online poker is not done for. The closest Casino to me is 80 miles away. I know of underground "illegal games" but prefer not to get involved in that. The fact is, you can play more often online and have the potential to make more just out of sheer volume of games. You can't play 4 tables at a time every night at a casino.