Second world poker tour in your price range. Lots of drop targets, and you can find them for under $2k pretty easily. Whatever you do, spring for the alternate translite. The stock one is a horror show.
Really the only thing that goes wrong on it is the opto(s) for the jail lockup. Other than that, it's pretty bulletproof and has a really great ruleset (too bad Stern cheaped out on the toys in that era).