They're gambling. Gertrude and Helmeid. They left New York for Las Vegas to gamble and get away from their husbands, you know how it is. It is New Year's Eve. Gertrude and Helmeid are close friends, starting way back in Prohibition. During that time, they would drink until they were drunk. So, today in Las Vegas they are getting drunk like in the old days. That's why their faces look like that.