Rick's Cabaret Set To Launch Newest "Club Onyx" Gentlemen's Club Near Houston's Hobby Airport

HOUSTON -(January 8, 2007)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK], the national chain of gentlemen's clubs, will launch a Club Oynx in South Houston near Hobby Airport on Thursday. It is the company's fourth Club Oynx, upscale nightclubs featuring topless entertainers and catering to African-American businessmen and professionals.

The newest Club Onyx will open at the site of what had been operating as a Rick's Cabaret & Sports Bar. The club at 9009 Airport Blvd will launch January 11th with a three-day grand opening party featuring music selections by top Houston DJs and appearances by the Onyx VIP Girls, an elite team of topless entertainers.

"The Club Onyx brand has become exceptionally strong in each of the markets we have entered and we believe this location in the south of Houston will generate the same customer enthusiasm and loyalty," according to Eric Langan, President and CEO of Rick's Cabaret.

"The original Club Onyx near the Galleria is a favorite entertainment spot for Houston's businessmen, professional athletes and travelers," said Ed Anakar, director of operations. "Everyone loves the high energy and ambiance at Club Onyx, and of course our beautiful and friendly entertainers. Plus, you never know what celebrities you’re going to meet there."

The company's first Club Onyx was opened in 2004 and became an immediate success, attracting the patronage of Houston's professional athletes, hip hop musicians and African-American business executives. In 2006 the company extended the brand to San Antonio and Charlotte.


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 ir@ricks.com 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, ir@ricks.com