Rick's Cabaret Will Host "Due Diligence Ball" For Investors At Its New York City Club Following Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call, Thursday, May 10th

HOUSTON – (May 3, 2012) – Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK), the nation’s only publicly traded group of gentlemen’s clubs, will release its second quarter 2012 results on Thursday, May 10th, followed by a conference call/webcast at 4:30 pm (ET) hosted by CEO Eric Langan. The call will be followed by a “Due Diligence Ball” at Rick’s Cabaret/ New York City, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (50 West 33rd Street) hosted by Mr. Langan.

The conference call will allow securities analysts and shareholders the opportunity to hear management discuss results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The call is being webcast by VCall and can be accessed at the Rick’s Cabaret investor website, www.ricksinvestor.com  or www.investorcalendar.com.  The toll free participant dial-in number is Domestic 877-407-8033, International 201-689-8033. The toll free replay numbers are Domestic 877-660-6853, International 201-612-7415. Replay pass codes are Account 286 and Conference ID 393711. The replay will be available until June 10, 2012.

The popular Due Diligence Ball gives investors the chance to see the company’s operations first-hand and talk personally with Mr. Langan and other executives. It is held at the company’s New York City nightclub at 50 West 33rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, across from the Empire State Building. Admission is free to the DDB, which includes passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks at discount prices. To RSVP email ir@ricks.com.

About Rick’s Cabaret: Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) is home to upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and other cities as "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," “Club Onyx” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret” and other brand names. Sexual contact is not permitted at any locations. Rick’s Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publications, and owns the adult Internet membership Website couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com  or visit www.ricksinvestor.com . Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rickscabaretintl.

Forward-looking Statements: This document may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this document, including the risks and uncertainties associated with operating and managing an adult business, the business climates in cities where it operates, the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company’s businesses, risks and uncertainties related to the operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, and numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. Rick's has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. For further information visit www.ricksinvestor.com .

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