Rick's Cabaret September Nightclub Sales Rise 40% to Nearly $2.2 Million

HOUSTON -(October 5, 2006)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK], reported sales for its chain of adult nightclubs in September were $2,183,660, an increase of 40.66 percent over the previous year total of $1,552,413. The strong showing brought nightclub sales for the company's fourth quarter ending September 30th to $6,138,228, an increase of 49.78 percent over the fourth quarter of 2005.

Monthly same club sales were up 32 percent to $2,048,375 over September 2005. Rick‚s Cabaret New York City, which opened in September 2005, is now included in same club sales figures while the company's two new clubs in San Antonio and a new XTC Cabaret club in South Houston are not.

"We are very pleased with our continuing progress," said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick's Cabaret. "Now that our New York City club is included in same club sales it is easy to see that we are showing strong organic growth and are also benefiting from the contribution of our new acquisitions."

About Rick's Cabaret
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK, www.ricks.com) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns and operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC" and "Club Onyx." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com, and a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL www.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.ricks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This document contains 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 New York City and elsewhere, the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company's businesses in New York City and elsewhere, 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 go to www.ricks.com.

Contact for further information: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, ir@ricks.com