Press Coverage ALERT for Rick's Cabaret International, Inc.


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ABC News 20/20 tonight (Friday April 15) will broadcast an Elizabeth Vargas report on "Inside the World of Gentlemen's Clubs." Ms. Vargas interviewed Eric Langan, CEO of Rick's Cabaret (NASDAQ: RICK) and the 20/20 crew visited the Rick's Cabaret-North club in Houston. The interview with Mr. Langan took place at the construction site of the new Rick's Cabaret-NYC.


ABC NEWS 20/20 airs in most markets at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. CDT, but check local listings).

Here is the ABC News promo for the broadcast:

"For the mostly male customers, strip clubs are the epitome of an adult playground, where libido and fantasy run free. For critics, they are a depraved wasteland, where women are written off as immoral, lost souls. But for the thousands of women taking their clothes off for a living in cities across America, it is a job, and they say it is one of the toughest sales jobs on Earth."

About Rick's Cabaret
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [RICK:NASDAQ] (www.ricks.com) owns and 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, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Hummers." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns an adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL www.naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involves significant risks and uncertainties, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. Important factors that could cause actual results for Rick's Cabaret to differ materially from those indicated in this press release include the risks and uncertainties as to the future operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, the future operational performance of our partners, the laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competitive and economic factors, dependence on key personnel and the ability to manage operations. Rick's Cabaret has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. Please refer to the documents Rick's Cabaret files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular the most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, which are available at the Company's website, www.ricks.com.


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