People could make or lose money in the gold rush. People could make money by owning a shop, store, or selling important goods like food. But there was a disadvantage to selling items. The shipping cost a lot of money. The miners could also make money by finding a gold mine or winning gambles but, sometimes miners would gamble and lose all their gold. People could lose money by being robbed or losing a bet or gamble. People could also lose money if they dropped their money or got hung for some particular reason. A few ways to get hung in the Gold Rush were if a person was proven guilty to have made a crime. There were many ways to make or lose money in the Gold Rush.