Rick's Cabaret -NYC Will Welcome Newest Knicks Superstar Carmelo Anthony With "Melo Mash" Parties Before And After The Game On Wednesday March 2nd

Rick's Cabaret -NYC Will Welcome Newest Knicks Superstar Carmelo Anthony With "Melo Mash" Parties Before And After The Game On Wednesday March 2nd

NEW YORK CITY - (February 25, 2011) – Rick's Cabaret NYC, the #1 gentlemen's club in Manhattan, will roll out the red carpet on Wednesday March 2nd to welcome newly minted New York Knicks basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony to the Big Apple.

"The pre-game 'Melo Mash' party will get rolling at 6pm until tip-off at 7:30pm, with no cover and $8 drinks. The after-game festivities start at 9 p.m. and things will really heat up as soon as the game ends," said Ken Sistrunk, general manager of the club that Playboy says is the best in the city. "We're not sure if Melo will drop by, but we've let him know that he's more than welcome. Many Knicks players have been our guests over the years and we want Melo to know he should feel at home since we’re literally right down the street from Madison Square Garden." The club is located at 50 West 33rd Street, just east of Broadway.

Sistrunk says some of the Rick's Cabaret entertainers will start their dance sets wearing specially tailored #7 jerseys, "but they won't keep them on for long."

Rick's Cabaret NYC is part of the publicly traded Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK].group of upscale gentlemen's clubs. Opened in 2005, the club features three floors of topless entertainment and hospitality, including a first class steak house, private suites, and a VIP floor with a sky box overlooking the main dance floors.

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 ir@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 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.

Contact: Lonnie Hanover, 212-242-6090, lh@media928.com; Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, allan@ricks.com