Rick's Cabaret Reports November 2006 Nightclub Sales Of Nearly $2.2 Million

HOUSTON -(December 5, 2006)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK], nightclub sales in November were $2,180,518, a 19 per cent increase over the prior year's November sales of $1,832,669.
Same club sales for November 2006 were $1,930,326, a 5.33 per cent increase over same club sales in 2005. Same club sales now include the New York City club, which opened in September 2006.

"We continue to show steady year-to-year growth overall, particularly in our New York City Club," said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick's Cabaret. "We are also devoting appropriate management resources to getting our new clubs in San Antonio and Austin up to speed and we are looking forward to our Charlotte location resuming its contribution when we complete its conversion from a Rick's Cabaret to the Club Onyx format in mid-December."

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 [email protected] or visit www.ricks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain 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, [email protected]