Rick's Cabaret - NYC Begins Auditions and Interviews August 8th for Entertainers, Waitstaff, Cooks and Other Jobs at its posh New Midtown Gentlemen's Club

NEW YORK CITY--(August 1, 2005)--Rick's Cabaret-NYC,the dazzling new upscale gentlemen’s club in Midtown Manhattan (50 West 33rd Street), will begin auditioning and interviewing entertainers, waitstaff, cooks and other service staff beginning August 8th. Rick’s Cabaret-NYC will be the newest venue operated by Rick’s Cabaret International [RICK:NASDAQ], a publicly traded company with nightclubs in Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans and other cities.

Rick’s Cabaret-NYC anticipates engaging up to 200 entertainers at the three-story club, which will have a low-key “sneak peek” launch period beginning August 24th prior to its grand opening on September 21st. In addition to cabaret entertainment, Rick’s has a first class restaurant that will serve steak, lobster and other fine meals up to 4 a.m. daily.

Interviews for prospective job seekers are being coordinated by club general manager Ed Anakar ([email protected]) and will be held at the club.

“Rick’s Cabaret-NYC will be the only truly upscale club in Midtown Manhattan, so we have had enormous interest from prospective entertainers, particularly since, unlike other clubs, we pay them in cash daily rather than by check,” said Mr. Anakar.

About Rick's Cabaret
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (www.ricks.com) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment and high quality restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses eleven adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis, Charlotte and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Hummers." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns an adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com www.couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL www.naughtybids.com www.naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involves significant risks and uncertainties, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. Important factors that could cause actual results for Rick's Cabaret to differ materially from those indicated in this press release include the risks and uncertainties as to the future operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, the future operational performance of our partners, the laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competitive and economic factors, dependence on key personnel and the ability to manage operations. Rick's Cabaret has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. Please refer to the documents Rick's Cabaret files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular the most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, which are available at the company's website, www.ricks.com.

Contact for further information: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]