Rick's Cabaret New York Named "Gentlemen's Club of The Year/East" at Industry Convention

HOUSTON—August 22, 2018— RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) today announced its flagship Rick's Cabaret and two executives won major honors at the recent 2018 Gentlemen's Club EXPO in Las Vegas.

  • Rick's Cabaret New York was named "Gentlemen's Club of The Year/East." Rick's, which is under the supervision of Regional Manager Shaun Kevlin, is considered to be the No. 1 gentlemen's club in Manhattan, known for its elegant atmosphere, beautiful entertainers, and fine dining restaurant.
  • Hal Bell was named "General Manager of the Year" for Tootsie's Cabaret Miami, one of the top gentlemen's clubs in Florida. He was cited for his outstanding work running the largest gentlemen's club in the country (74,000 square feet).
  • Eric Langan, RCI's Chairman, President and CEO, was inducted into the industry's "Hall of Fame." In doing so, Mr. Langan was recognized for his leadership in bringing professional marketing, management, finance, and technology practices and systems to the industry.

EXPO, produced by ED Publications, is the adult nightclub industry's only national convention. Its awards are based on voting by approximately 3,000 industry professionals.

"We greatly appreciate this recognition from our industry peers," said Ed Anakar, Director of Operations and President of RCI Management Services, Inc. "But the real credit goes to all the hardworking staff who make our clubs so successful across the country."

About RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK)

With more than 40 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country's leading company in gentlemen's clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate under brand names, such as Rick's Cabaret, XTC, Club Onyx, Vivid Cabaret, Jaguars, Tootsie's Cabaret, and Scarlett's Cabaret. Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name Bombshells Restaurant & Bar. Please visit http://www.rcihospitality.com

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