Entertainers at Rick's Cabaret Host Charity Cocktail Party September 16th for New York Road Runners Foundation "Team for Kids" Event

NEW YORK CITY - (September 9, 2008) - Entertainers at the famous Rick's Cabaret adult nightclub will host a party at the Midtown Manhattan steakhouse and cabaret Tuesday September 16th (from 6 pm – 10 pm) to support the New York Road Runners Foundation Team for Kids program. The nightclub at 50 West 33rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is a flagship location of Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK], the publicly traded chain of upscale gentlemen’s clubs.

The popular Rick's Cabaret dancer known as Danielle is the lead hostess at the event, which will include free hors d’oeuvres and a "raffle with amazing prizes and sexy entertainment."

"It's an opportunity for us to show that erotic dancers have great community spirit and it's a wonderful chance for our friends and customers to learn about the wonderful New York Road Runners program that supports event to help improve health, combat obesity and enhance personal development of children in low-income communities," says Danielle. She is personally committed to raising $2,500 for Team for Kids as a competitor in the 2008 ING New York City Marathon, her sixth, on November 2nd.

Rick's Cabaret will donate door cover fees and proceeds from the raffle to the NYRR Foundation. For further information visit www.tfkworldwide.org.

About Rick's Cabaret:
Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities 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 Web site,
couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

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