Rick's Cabaret Austin Launches With Three-Night Grand Opening Party Starting Tonight

AUSTIN, TEXAS - (April 8, 2010) - Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK] owner of the nation's leading upscale gentlemen's clubs, is throwing a three-night grand opening party starting tonight in Austin to welcome its newest Rick's Cabaret.

The 12,000 square foot club at 3105 S Interstate 35 in Round Rock, just north of the Austin city line, was known up until now as Joy of Austin and was purchased by Rick's Cabaret in December 2009. With three stages of non-stop cabaret dancing and ten secluded suites, it is one of the premiere party venues in the region.

Hosting all three nights of the grand opening party will be Ronnie the Limo Driver, a favorite member of the Howard Stern gang and a regular on Stern's Sirius/XM Satellite Radio program. Rick's Cabaret has been a frequent topic on the Howard Stern Show.

The grand opening gala will feature drink specials, passed hors d'oeuvres and numerous giveaways including a trip for two to Las Vegas to stay at the Rick's Cabaret suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and a night at the hot Rick's Cabaret Vegas nightclub.

Anticipating heavy crowds for the opening parties, Rick's Cabaret has imported entertainers from its established clubs in New York City, Las Vegas and Miami, where it owns the famed Tootsie's Cabaret.

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 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.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, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate 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 operates a media division,
ED Publications, and owns the adult internet membership website www.couplestouch.com as well as 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 [email protected].

Contact: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]