Rick's Cabaret NYC Joins The U.S. Marines To Gather "Toys For Tots" On December 16th

NEW YORK CITY - (December 4, 2008) - Rick's Cabaret in New York City, the flagship gentleman's club of the publicly traded Rick's Cabaret International, Inc., will join with the U.S. Marines Corps to gather "Toys for Tots" on December 16th.

Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy to donate to the "Toys for Tots" program will be admitted free to the club at 50 West 33rd Street across from the Empire State Building, and will be invited to join in a party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and discounted drink prices.

"It's one of the ways we give back to the community," says Ed Anakar, director of operations for Rick's Cabaret, which operates 19 gentlemen's clubs across the country. "We've had a similar program called "Toys for Tatas" in Minneapolis that has been very successful for several years, and we hope this becomes an annual tradition in New York."

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children. The primary goal is to deliver a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

About Rick's Cabaret:
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Tootsie's Cabaret". Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com; a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com; ED Publications, the national trade magazine and convention for the adult nightclub industry; and Storerotica, the national trade magazine and convention for the adult product and intimate apparel industries. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com.

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Media Contact: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, ir@ricks.com