Bannis and her commonlaw husband Ellors often frequented the Cantina in Mos Eisley, relaxing while making a modest profit from their rented docking bays. They came into a large amount of money after selling a manuscript her half sister, Leslomy Tacema was working on. After Leslomy's death, Bannis and Ellors were clearing out her apartment and discovered an almost completed, and completely unauthorized, biography for Jabba The Hutt. Ellors was able to finish the book, and sell it to a publishing company. With the profits, along with what the made from selling off their docking bays, Bannis and Ellors opened a casino on the edge of the Dune Sea.