Rick's Cabaret Consolidated Club Sales For October Increase By 56.2 Per Cent Over Previous Year, Driven By Impact Of New York City And Charlotte Clubs

(November 7,2005)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK],said today its consolidated club sales for October 2005 increased by 56.2 percent over the same month last year, driven in large part by revenue from new nightclubs in New York City and Charlotte, NC, and a sharp increase in alcoholic beverage and service sales. Rick's Cabaret operates adult nightclubs in four states.

Total nightclub revenue for the month of October 2005 was $1,778,639, compared with $1,138,742 in October 2004. Same club-same period nightclub revenue also rose by 10.3 percent in October over the same month last year, to $1,256,010 from $1,138,742. The figures do not include the former Rick’s South Houston location, which was sold in March 2005.

“The increased revenue demonstrates the significant impact of our new midtown Manhattan location, which opened in September, and the growing brand name recognition that New York City brings to the company's other markets ” according to Eric Langan, CEO of Rick’s Cabaret. “We believe this increased brand recognition will allow us to remain a leader in the industry consolidation that is taking place at this time,” he added.
The consolidated revenue figures included a 70.6 percent rise in alcoholic beverage sales, from $428,015 to $730,330, and a 49.7 percent increase in service revenues, from $552,550 to $827,071.

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, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis 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 the adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL 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.

Rick's Contact: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]