Suave, slick former smuggler who's smarter than he lets on
Nero was once captain of a smuggling ship that ran jobs for the Hutt Cartel. He was also a big-time gambler. Nero was caught smuggling contraband and had to pay a huge bribe just to stay out of prison. In doing so, Nero used up all of the cash that was to go to his crew as their share of payment for the job. So, he had both the Hutt Cartel and his own crew mad at him.
In a desperate attempt to pay off his crew and get the Hutt Cartel off his back, Nero used his ship, the Nova Skipper, as collateral in a high-stakes game of Pazzak. Nero lost the game, and his ship in the process. The crew, pissed as hell at Nero, abandoned him on Tattooine and left him to die in the Dune Sea. Nero survived, making it back to Zoola’s palace, where he lurks, trying to avoid anyone who would want a piece of him.