I went to the casino for the first time a few days ago to play a 200€ tournament and it was sure hella fun. Plenty of donks there, casino environment beats looking at the screen, exceedingly attractive ****tail waitresses and social interaction were all a great experience for me, but there's no way live beats online because of the turtle slow pace. Oh and I saw the hugest bad beats there, I seriously think live poker is rigged now. God I saw AA v AA, AT>AA (T on the flop and river obv), KK > AA like 3 from the bubble on a satellite and more coolers than than I can count.
My bustout hand was fun: raise UTG to 900 from an aggressive player, two calls in late position and I ship it in with AQo with like 7000 behind. UTG folds 99, INSTACALL by first caller with QJs (lol) and after agonizing for a minute or two second caller decides to call as well with 66... J on the flop gives QJs the enormous pot and as I shake his hand he tells
me something like "gotta risk it sometimes" and I giggle a little inside. Funny thing is for some reason I don't feel tilted AT ALL when I busted or lost big pots live when I probably would be throwing my pet off the balcony online... oh well next day played a 50€ satellite to a 350€ buy in and ended up getting the seat along with 10 other players so it was worthwhile. I'll be there again for sure, but online is still my home.